Romania’s multiparty system has ensured regular rotations of power through competitive elections. Civil liberties are generally respected but have come under growing pressure as entrenched political interests push back against civic and institutional efforts to combat systemic corruption. Discrimination against minorities and other vulnerable groups is a long-standing problem, as is control of key media outlets by businessmen with political interests.
Nations in Transit — Romania Country Report
Categorized as a Semi-Consolidated Democracy, Romania receives a Democracy Percentage of 57 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.
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