Freedom House: Estonia Places 2nd of 29 Countries in Democratic Development ({{commentsTotal}})

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Freedom House has released its latest index on development of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe and the fomer Soviet Union, in which Estonia places second of 29 countries after Slovenia.

Only 13 of the 29 countries are a "consolidated democracy," six are in a transition stage and 10 have an authoritarian regimes, the organization said.

The index was based on events, political decisions, regulations and social trends in 2013.

The overall score for the 29 countries declined, but Estonia's index stayed the same as last year.

For more on results, methodology and reasons for persisting in viewing Eurasia in terms of a seemingly outdated "post-Soviet" model, view the complete report.



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