Freedom House: Democracy Declines in Many Countries

April 04, 2017 07:49 AM
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Freedom House says democracy scores declined In 2016 in more than half of the 29 countries surveyed in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia. This is the second biggest decline in the annual report's 22-year history and is attributed to the rise of populism in the "Nations in Transit" region, where leaders are openly attacking liberal democracies.