India has retained it’s ‘flawed democracy’ tag while slipping 10 places in the latest Democracy Index prepared by Economist Intelligence Unit. India, in the list, was ranked 51 out of the 165 independent states and two territories. The country’s overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in 2019. The democracy ranking was hit by the current situation prevailing in Kashmir, post Article 370 subrogation, and implementation of NRC in Assam.
The best performers included Norway at the top of the index with a score of 9.87. North Korea was at the bottom of the global rankings, with a score of 1.08. China’s score fell to 2.26, and it is now ranked 153rd, close to the bottom of the rankings. Three countries -Chile, France and Portugal – moved away from the ‘flawed democracy’ category to ‘full democracy’.
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