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Ukraine ranked 84th in Democracy Index 2018

167 countries are presented in the rating
21:23, 10 January 2019

The Economist

Ukraine took the 84th place in the Democracy Index 2018 out of 167 countries across the world and the 17th place in Europe, as The Economist reported.

The democracy rates of the country remained to be at the same level as in 2017 and make 5.69 points out of 10 possible. It is known that Ukraine is put on the list of countries, which have the hybrid regime of the governance; in other words, it has both authoritarian and democratic types.

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The Economist got such results basing on the research of the governance in the countries according to five categories such as election process and pluralism, functioning of the government, participation in the political life, democratic political culture and civil freedoms.

It is known that the highest democratic rates of Ukraine were spotted in 2006-2008. Then Ukraine got 6.94 points and entered the list of the countries with flawed democracy. The lowest rates were spotted in 2014 and made 5.42 points.

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According to The Economist, only 4.5% of people in the world live in the regime of full democracy. In comparison with 2017, the index of democracy decreased in 42 countries and increased in 48. All other states remained on the same positions.

The ranking says that the most democratic countries in the world are Norway (9.87 points), Iceland (9.58), Sweden (9.39), New Zealand (9.26) and Denmark (9.22).

Related: Global Competitiveness Index 2017/2018: Ukraine's roadways placed 130 of 137 countries

The last places are occupied by Chad (1.61), Central African Republic (1.52), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1.49), Syria (1.43) and North Korea (1.08).

As we reported, Ukraine improved its positions in the passport rating in 2018 and occupied the 41st place in the Henley & Partners Company list. Previously, it was ranked 44th.

 

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