Cabo Verde drops three places in the Democracy Index but remains the best-positioned Lusophone country

Praia, Jan 10 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde fell three places in the Democracy Index, but remains the best-positioned Lusophone country occupying the 26th position, according to the Democracy Index prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

According to the data released, Cabo Verde remains the best-positioned Portuguese-speaking country, ranking 26th ahead of Portugal, which is ranked 27th, East Timor 42nd and Brazil ranked 50th all ranked as “failed democracies”.

Despite having maintained the same score as the previous index, Cabo Verde dropped three places in the list compared to the previous ranking in which it occupied the 23rd position, and had better scores on the electoral process criteria and pluralism, civil liberties and functioning of the Government and worse scores are in political participation and political culture.

In an index that does not include Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor maintained the score but moved up one place in the index while Brazil improved the rating.