Friday, November 24, 2006

Montenegro's democracy ranked 58th in EIU survey


Montenegro's democracy was ranked 58th according to a survey of 167 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Montenegro was placed in flawed democracy section, and the country is behind Croatia and Serbia.

With countries ranked according to their electoral process, government functioning, political participation, political culture and civil liberties, 17 EU member states made it on to the 28-strong 'full democracies' list.

The rankings of Balkan countries: Serbia is ranked 55, Macedonia 68, Croatia 51. Bosnia and Herzegovina 87 sit in hybrid regime section.Sweden has a near perfect democracy, followed by Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark.

Over half of the world's population lives in some sort of democracy, but just 13 percent in full democracies, according to this study. Meanwhile, with 55 countries falling in the worst category, almost 40 percent of people live under authoritarian rule.

Source: Makfax

3 comments:

Edvin said...

There is a full article on this at:

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2006/11/24/feature-01

Montenegro is listed as a "Flawed Democracy"

Anonymous said...

There are indications from some unpublished reports that Montenegro was initially ranked 62nd, but was downgraded to 58 after the arrests were made.

Does anyone have more information on this?

Nik Gjurashaj said...

If Albanians in the South are not given broader freedom and more rights, the current ranking will fall even lower...