People in Bergen, Norway. Editorial credit: lowpower225 /


Norway is one of the most robust democracies in the world. Elections are free and fair, and power regularly rotates between parties. Civil liberties are respected, with independent media and civil society actors holding the government to account. Discrimination against Roma and other marginalized groups remains a problem.

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Freedom in the World — Norway Country Report

Norway is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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