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V-Dem’s Democracy Report 2022: India ranked 93rd

V-Dem's Democracy Report 2022: India ranked 93rd_4.1

The latest edition of Democracy Report was released recently by the V-Dem Institute at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg. The study was titled ‘Democracy Report 2022: Autocratisation Changing Nature?’. The report classifies countries into four regime types based on their score in the Liberal Democratic Index (LDI): Liberal Democracy, Electoral Democracy, Electoral Autocracy, and Closed Autocracy.

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Top 5 LDI Countries:

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Costa Rica
  5. New Zealand

India’s performance:

  • It classifies India as an electoral autocracy ranking it 93rd on the LDI, out of 179 countries.
  • India is one of the top ten ‘autocratisers’ in the world says the report.
  • India is part of a broader global trend of an anti-plural political party driving a country’s Autocratisation.
  • Ranked 93rd in the LDI, India figures in the “bottom 50%” of countries.
  • It has slipped further down in the Electoral Democracy Index, to 100, and even lower in the Deliberative Component Index, at 102.
  • In South Asia, India is ranked below Sri Lanka (88), Nepal (71), and Bhutan (65) and above Pakistan (117) in the LDI.

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