Benin: Electoral democracy index

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 Benin

Electoral democracy index

 Latest value 0.450
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.391
 Min - Max 0.084 - 0.723
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Benin during that period was 0.391 index points with a minimum of 0.084 index points in 1975 and a maximum of 0.723 index points in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 0.45 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.500 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Benin - Electoral democracy index - Recent values chart

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Benin - Electoral democracy index - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the extent to which political power is gained and exercised through free and fair elections.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Electoral democracy index 0.450 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.305 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.266 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.297 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.350 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.529 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.771 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.229 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.823 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.846 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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