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Freedom in the World 2018

Gabon

Profile

Scoring Key: X / Y (Z)
X = Score Received
Y = Best Possible Score
Z = Change from Previous Year

Full Methodology

Freedom Status: 
Not Free

Freedom in the World Scores

(1=Most Free, 7=Least Free)

Quick Facts

Population: 
1,800,000
Capital: 
Libreville
GDP/capita: 
$7,389
Press Freedom Status: 
Not Free
Ratings Change: 

Gabon’s political rights rating declined from 6 to 7 due to the postponement of legislative elections for a second time, which underscored President Ali Bongo’s dominance of the political and electoral systems.

Explanatory Note: 

The full report for this country or territory will be published as soon as it becomes available.

Scoring Key: X / Y (Z)
X = Score Received
Y = Best Possible Score
Z = Change from Previous Year

Full Methodology

Aggregate Score: 
23
Freedom Rating: 
6.0
Political Rights: 
7
Civil Liberties: 
5