Latvia ranks third after Estonia and Slovenia in democracy rankings by the U.S.-based think-tank Freedom House “Nations in Transit 2016” report. Latvia is classified as a “consolidated democracy” and has received a democracy score of 2.07 out of 7 (the lower the score, the higher the ranking).

The “Nations in Transit 2016” report measures progress and setbacks for democratization in 29 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia based on several indicators, including electoral process, civil society, independent media, national and local democratic governance, judicial framework and independence, and corruption.

Read about the findings of the report on the Freedom House website.

Source: Freedom House
Latvian Institute, 13.04.2016, Politics, Statistics