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Freedom in the World 2018

Latvia

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

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Freedom Status: 
Free

Freedom in the World Scores

(1=Most Free, 7=Least Free)

Quick Facts

Population: 
2,000,000
Capital: 
Riga
GDP/capita: 
$13,658
Press Freedom Status: 
Free
Ratings Change: 

Latvia’s political rights rating declined from 1 to 2 due to the government’s weak response to the “Oligarch Talks” scandal, which revealed the extent to which recent legal improvements have failed to loosen the grip of powerful businessmen on the political arena.

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

Full Methodology

Aggregate Score: 
87
Freedom Rating: 
2.0
Political Rights: 
2
Civil Liberties: 
2