Belarus: Political rights

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 Belarus

Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)

 Latest value 7
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1991 - 2020
 Average 6
 Min - Max 4 - 7
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Belarus from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Belarus during that period was 6 points with a minimum of 4 points in 1991 and a maximum of 7 points in 2004. The latest value from 2020 is 7 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 195 countries is 4 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belarus - Political rights - recent values

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Belarus - Political rights - historical chart - 1991-2020




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


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Rule of law -1.22 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.85 2022 points
 Control of corruption -0.58 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -1.33 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -1.63 2022 points
 Political stability -0.79 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 39 2022 points
 Political rights 7 2020 points
 Civil liberties 6 2020 points
 Cost of starting a business 0.50 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 32.37 2015 percent
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