Mauritius is the only African country to be classified as full democracy according to the latest Democracy Index report published by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The report, titled Democracy Index 2022: Frontline democracy and the battle for Ukraine, examined the state of democracy across the world in 165 independent states in 2022. The Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, political culture and civil liberties. Based on its scores on a range of indicators within these categories, each country is then classified as one of four types of regimes: “full democracy”, “flawed democracy”, “hybrid regime” or “authoritarian regime”.
Mauritius was ranked among the 24 countries in the world considered as ‘full democracy’ and is the sole country to be classified as such in Africa with an overall score of 8.14 out of 10.
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