Algeria ranks in the bottom of the list of countries in the area of democracy index, according to the annual report of a specialized British agency.
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Algeria 126th out of 167 countries in the field of democracy and ranked 9th in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a study that it prepared on other Arab countries that ranked better than Algeria in this area, including Tunisia, which ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa, the region where Morocco ranked third by the same Agency’s ranking, while the two countries ranked 63 and 100 respectively in the global ranking.
The agency gave Algeria 2.58 points in the “electoral track”, 2.21 in the “government performance” and 3.89 in “political participation”.
Algeria also gets 5 points in the field of “political culture” and 3.82 for civil liberties.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to record the worst rate of democracy worldwide, ranking in the bottom after the North American region that topped the list as the most democratic countries in the world, followed by Western Europe, Latin America, then in the top 4 there are Asia, Australia, then Southern Sahara African region.
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