India falls to 51st spot in EIU’s Democracy Index

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News: Economist Intelligence Unit released Democracy Index 2019

Facts:

About Democracy index:

  • It is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; the functioning of government; political participation; political culture; and civil liberties.
  • It ranks countries based on their scores on 60 indicators.
  • It classifies them as one of four types of regime: full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime.

Key Takeaways from Democracy index 2019

  • The index was topped by Norway, followed by Iceland and Sweden
  • North Korea was at the bottom of the global ranking at 167th place.
  • India was ranked 51st and included in the “flawed democracy” category.