The state of democracy in Bulgaria has not improved for three consecutive years since 2017, according to the Economist Unit’s Democracy Index for 2019.
The country remains in the group of the so-called ‘democracies with shortcomings’ with a general indicator that fares slightly better than those of Argentina, Suriname and Jamaica and slightly worse than Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and Panama.
Among the countries in Eastern Europe, the situation is worse in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. Bulgaria is part of the relatively small group of 34 countries, in which democracy is stagnating. (dnevnik.bg)