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Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong), 2024:

The average for 2024 based on 46 countries was 5 points. The highest value was in Burkina Faso: 7 points and the lowest value was in Cape Verde: 1 points. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Freedom House
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Countries Political rights, 2024 Global rank Available data
Burkina Faso 7 1 1972 - 2024
Burundi 7 2 1972 - 2024
C.A. Republic 7 3 1972 - 2024
Chad 7 4 1972 - 2024
DR Congo 7 5 1972 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 7 6 1972 - 2024
Eritrea 7 7 1993 - 2024
Gabon 7 8 1972 - 2024
R. of Congo 7 9 1972 - 2024
Somalia 7 10 1972 - 2024
Sudan 7 11 1972 - 2024
Swaziland 7 12 1972 - 2024
Angola 6 13 1975 - 2024
Cameroon 6 14 1972 - 2024
Ethiopia 6 15 1972 - 2024
Guinea 6 16 1972 - 2024
Mali 6 17 1972 - 2024
Niger 6 18 1972 - 2024
Rwanda 6 19 1991 - 2024
Uganda 6 20 1972 - 2024
Zimbabwe 6 21 1972 - 2024
Comoros 5 22 1975 - 2024
G.-Bissau 5 23 1974 - 2024
Mauritania 5 24 1972 - 2024
Mozambique 5 25 1975 - 2024
Tanzania 5 26 1972 - 2024
Togo 5 27 1972 - 2024
Benin 4 28 1972 - 2024
Ivory Coast 4 29 1972 - 2024
Kenya 4 30 1972 - 2024
Nigeria 4 31 1972 - 2024
Zambia 4 32 1972 - 2024
Botswana 3 33 1972 - 2024
Madagascar 3 34 1972 - 2024
Malawi 3 35 1972 - 2024
Senegal 3 36 1972 - 2024
Sierra Leone 3 37 1972 - 2024
Ghana 2 38 1972 - 2024
Lesotho 2 39 1972 - 2024
Liberia 2 40 1972 - 2024
Mauritius 2 41 1972 - 2024
Namibia 2 42 1972 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 2 43 1975 - 2024
Seychelles 2 44 1976 - 2024
South Africa 2 45 1973 - 2024
Cape Verde 1 46 1975 - 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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