Democracy index in Italy 2020, by category

Italy classifies as a flawed democracy. As of 2020, Italy's democracy was given 7.74 points, ranking only 29th worldwide. According to the source, the index is based on electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation and culture as well as civil liberties. The electoral process and pluralism was given 9.58 points, a very high score. However, Italy received lower scores in the government's functioning (6.43 points). Political coalitions have often been at risk of collapse in Italy, and the country has several times over the last decade faced situations of political instability.

Democracy index in Italy as of 2020, by category

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The source specifies that: "the Democracy Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, political culture, and civil liberties.".

"The index values are used to place countries within one of four types of regime:
1. Full democracies: scores greater than 8
2. Flawed democracies: scores greater than 6, and less than or equal to 8
3. Hybrid regimes: scores greater than 4, and less than or equal to 6
4. Authoritarian regimes: scores less than or equal to 4"

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