World democracy in decline says international report

Stockholm (AFP) – Nearly half the world’s countries are seeing a drop in their levels of democracy, according to a report published by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). The organisation has been collecting data on democractic performance since 1975 and the recent six-year downward trend “is the longest democratic recession” witnessed in that time, says Michael Runey, the report’s co-author.


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