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India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index



India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
  

The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India.

India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking

India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.

The primary cause of the democratic regression was an erosion of civil liberties in the country.




The index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, political culture, and civil liberties.