Bangladesh ranked 73rd in the world democracy index with a score 5.99, India ranked 46th jointly with Poland with a score of 7.04 while Norway was on top with a score of 9.81.
In the region of Asia and Australasia, Bangladesh ranked 15th while neighbouring India ranked 8th, according to the latest edition of the Democracy Index published by Economist Intelligence (EIU).
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The report also revealed that the long decline of global democracy has somewhat stalled in 2022.
Bangladesh was categorised under hybrid regime while India was categorised as a flawed democracy.
The developed countries of western Europe dominate among the world’s “full democracies”, accounting for 14 of the total of 24 in 2022, reveals the report made public recently.
Canada is the sole “full democracy” in North America, as the US continues to languish as a “flawed democracy”, where it was relegated in 2016.
Asia and Australasia has five “full democracies”, including three Asian ones–Japan, South Korea and Taiwan– alongside Australia and New Zealand.
Three Latin American countries are classed as “full democracies”–Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay– as is one African country, Mauritius.