Nations in Transit 2019

Serbia

Transitional or Hybrid Regime
50
100
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 50.00 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 4.00 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
51 100 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.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Local Democratic Governance score declined from 4.25 to 4.00. Central control grew with the ruling SNS party further increasing its power at the local level. Local elections in Belgrade and some smaller municipalities were marred by irregularities, including extensive abuse of state resources, the use of parallel voter rolls, and pressure and intimidation. These demonstrated the great lengths the ruling party is willing to go to cement its power.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    66 100 partly free