“Elected Leaders Are Making the World Less Democratic”: Bloomberg contrasts indices from 2012 and 2018

“Organizations that monitor the health of democracies are converging around a similar idea: On average, the world is becoming less democratic for the first time in several decades. The surprising twist is that it’s happening as more and more countries hold elections.”

“Western Europe, the U.S. and Canada are ranked among the most free, open societies in the world—and have been for most of the past century. But even there, scores have declined in nearly every country since 2012.”

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