Nations in Transit 2019


Consolidated Authoritarian Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 7.14 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 1.43 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
7 100 Consolidated Authoritarian Regime
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. See the methodology.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Civil Society score improved from 1.75 to 2.00. While civil society remains in the government’s crosshairs, protests at the national and local levels—particularly around the issue of pension reforms—breathed new life into Russia’s third space in 2018. However, new legal restrictions on free assembly were put in place, while activists braved state violence in the course of their work

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  • Global Freedom Score

    16 100 not free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    21 100 not free