|DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage||56.55 100|
|DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score||4.39 7|
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
57 100 Semi-Consolidated Democracy
The ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 1 the lowest. The Democracy Score is an average of ratings for the categories tracked in a given year. The Democracy Percentage, introduced in 2020, is a translation of the Democracy Score to the 0-100 scale, where 0 equals least democratic and 100 equals most democratic.
Score changes in 2021:
- National Democratic Governance: This rating improved from 4.00 to 4.25 because Romania’s new National Liberal Party-led government discontinued the previous government’s assault on the rule of law.
- Electoral Process: This rating declined from 5.00 to 4.75 to reflect problems administering local elections, which suffered from organizational shortcomings despite being postponed due to COVID-19.
- Independent Media: This rating declined from 3.75 to 3.50 to reflect concerns about clientelism in the media sector arising out pandemic-related “public information” ad buys paid for by the state.
The full Nations in Transit 2021 narrative report for Romania will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
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