Bangladesh slips two places to 75th position in EIU Democracy Index

Bangladesh slips two places to 75th position in EIU Democracy Index

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Later, it classified them into four categories according to their status – full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes.

In mixed regimes, elections are subject to substantial irregularities that often prevent them from being free and fair, while government pressure on opposition parties and candidates may be common.

Here, serious weaknesses in political culture, functioning of government, and political participation are more prevalent than in dysfunctional democracies.

Describing the characteristics of hybrid governance, the EIU also said that corruption is widespread in such countries, while the rule of law and civil society are weak. Generally, journalists are harassed and pressured and the judiciary is not independent.

According to the index, nearly half the world’s population – 45.4 percent – ​​lives in some form of democracy, while only 7.8 percent live in full democracy.

On the other hand, more than a third of the population – 39.4 percent – ​​now lives under authoritarian rule, a share that has been rising rapidly in recent years.

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