Democracy Index – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index

there are a few questions considered so important that a low score on them yields a penalty on the total score sum for their respective categories, namely:

  1. “Whether national elections are free and fair”;
  2. “The security of voters”;
  3. “The influence of foreign powers on government”;
  4. “The capability of the civil servants to implement policies”.

The four category indices, which are listed in the report, are then averaged to find the democracy index for a given country. 

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