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Jamaica Political rights

(points, source: The Freedom House)


Jamaica Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong): For that indicator, The Freedom House provides data for Jamaica from 1972 to 2013. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 1.88 points with a minumum of 1 points in 1972 and a maximum of 2 points in 1977.


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The Political Rights ratings for Jamaica from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).

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Definition: The Political rights index is based on assessments of electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and functioning of government. The average of the political rights index and civil liberties index determines the overall country status: Free (1.0 to 2.5), Partly Free (3.0 to 5.0), or Not Free (5.5 to 7.0).