AKIPRESS.COM - The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2020 democracy index ranks Mongolia 61st out of 167 countries rated and classifies it as a “flawed democracy”, Montsame reports.
The democracy index, on a 0-10 scale, is based on the ratings for 60 indicators grouped in five categories. Mongolia gained 8.75 scores in electoral process and pluralism, 5.71 scores in functioning of government, 5.56 scores in political participation, 5.63 scores in political culture and 6.76 scores in civil liberties.
The index values are used to place countries within one of four types of regime:
full democracies—scores of 8 to 10;
flawed democracies—scores of 6 to 7.9;
hybrid regimes—scores of 4 to 5.9;
authoritarian regimes—scores below 4.
Norway led the index with the highest score or 9.81, followed by Iceland (9.37), Sweden (9.26) and New Zealand (9.25).