Iran: Political rights

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 Iran

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

 Latest value 6
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2020
 Average 6
 Min - Max 5 - 6
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1972 to 2020. The average value for Iran during that period was 6 points with a minimum of 5 points in 1972 and a maximum of 6 points in 1975. The latest value from 2020 is 6 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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Recent values chart
Iran - Political rights - recent values

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Iran - Political rights - historical chart - 1972-2020




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).


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 Rule of law -1.02 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.88 2022 points
 Control of corruption -1.13 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -1.59 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -1.46 2022 points
 Political stability -1.59 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 25 2022 points
 Political rights 6 2020 points
 Civil liberties 6 2020 points
 Competitiveness 53.00 2019 points
 Cost of starting a business 1.10 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 18.38 2015 percent
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