"Democratic Movement": The situation in Georgia is equivalent to a catastrophe
According to representatives of the Georgian opposition party "Democratic Movement", led by Nino Burjanadze, a new study on the index of democracy in the world, presented by well-known edition Economist, has once again confirmed the real situation in Georgia, which is equivalent to a catastrophe for the South Caucasian country. As reported by the GHN, such position is contained in a statement of the political party.
"Unfortunately, today it is an objective assessment of the "democracy" which exists in the country and assessed by the international media and human rights organizations. Despite the constant attempt of the government channels to show Georgia as an example of democracy, the terror of the authorities, carried out against their own people, and repression have been duly reflected in its international image", said in a statement. According to this study, Georgia took 102 place among 167 countries.
According to data for 2010, Georgia was among the countries with the so-called "hybrid democracy" in the ranking of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Russian media reported. This means that the country is in the list of states where there are elements of democracy, but at the same time it still preserves the elements of authoritarianism.
167 countries which participated in the study were divided into four categories: full democracies, with the problem democracy, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes.
According to the EIU, in the world there are only 26 countries with full democracy. The top five includes Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand.
Russia is also in the category of "hybrid democracy", having taken the 107th place. Georgia took the 103rd place, Armenia - the 109th place, Azerbaijan - 135th, side by side with China.