Most of the world is living under eroding democratic accountability

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The world’s 12 most populous countries saw declines in a global index measuring democratic accountability. This democratic backsliding could turn into a slippery slope leading to more deterioration, researchers warn.

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES – Newsaktuell – 16 May 2024 – An overwhelming majority of the world’s people live in countries that lost ground on measurable benchmarks of democratic accountability from 2010-2021, according to a global index released Wednesday by an international group of governance researchers.