South Korea: Political rights

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 South Korea

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

 Latest value 2
 Reference 2020
 Measure points
 Source The Freedom House

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1972 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 3 points with a minimum of 1 points in 2004 and a maximum of 5 points in 1972. The latest value from 2020 is 2 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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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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