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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Egypt ranks 127 out of 170 on Democracy Index, score remains stable

Egypt ranked 127 out of 170 on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 Democracy Index, which saw the average global score remain largely stable at 5.48, despite there being changes in specific regions and indices. According to the report, 2018 saw a general global improvement in political participation, but the Middle East and Africa is the only region to buck the trend: “Here the Arab Spring revolt in the early 2010s has had far-reaching repercussions, with the reassertion of power by authoritarian or hybrid regimes in all but one (Tunisia) of the countries affected.” Egypt’s overall score remained unchanged at 3.36, and its score in each of the five indices was also stable. You can view the full report here (pdf).

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