Lesotho: Political rights

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 Lesotho

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

 Latest value 2
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2024
 Average 4
 Min - Max 2 - 7
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1972 to 2024. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 4 points with a minimum of 2 points in 2002 and a maximum of 7 points in 1972. The latest value from 2024 is 2 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 194 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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Lesotho - Political rights - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Political rights - historical chart - 1972-2024




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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 Informal economy, MIMIC method 30.10 2020 percent
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