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Overview of Ratings Changes

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Electoral Process
6 declines: Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Romania, Ukraine
↑ 2 improvements: Kyrgyzstan, Poland

Civil Society
3 declines: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan
↑ 1 improvement: Russia

Independent Media

5 declines: Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine
↑ 3 improvements: Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia

National Democratic Governance

5 declines: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Ukraine
↑ 1 improvement: Poland

Local Democratic Governance

1 decline: Kazakhstan
↑ 1 improvement: Kosovo

Judicial Framework and Independence

8 declines: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine
↑ 2 improvements: Kosovo, Romania

Corruption

2 declines: Belarus, Ukraine
↑ 5 improvements: Armenia, Croatia, Georgia, Latvia, Slovenia

Democracy Score

11 declines: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine
↑ 8 improvements: Armenia, Croatia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia