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header1 Issues of concern

  • Foreign nationals, who comprise about a third of the population, do not have political rights and have no paths to naturalization; citizenship must be inherited from at least one parent.
  • Authorities have sometimes resisted requests for public information, particularly at the subnational level.
  • Same-sex marriages are not recognized.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    92 100 free