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It means incomes, political situation, health system, social situation,etc....

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                                                                INTRODUCTION


Electoral Democracies lists all independent countries according to their
system of change of government through the electoral system.
We have three categories:
-Electoral Democracy: Countries which government can be changed by the people
through elections.
-Pseudo Democracy: Countries which on paper have a democratic system,
but which authoritarian government doesn't allow free and fair elections
and the chance to change the rulers by the people.
-Dictatorship: Countries with one party elections or no elections at all (see below the table COUNTRIES WITHOUT ELECTIONS)

Please keep in mind that Electoral Democracies doesn't necessarly mean that
a country doesn't violate human rights nor is including the low-level municipal
elections, it is just the capacity to have the government changed by the people.
For the political freedoms and the civil rights ratings visit the site
FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 
Also, keep in mind that the list COUNTRIES WITHOUT ELECTIONS (see table below)
includes only the countries with no elections at all,
not the countries
with not democratic elections.
In the second part of the page, you will find similar a classification
for the related no independent territories.


Last update: 13/04/14:

                

                     PART I -INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES


COUNTRY              STATUS

    
AFGHANISTAN            PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ALBANIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ALGERIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ANDORRA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ANGOLA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ARGENTINA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ARMENIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
AUSTRALIA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
AUSTRIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
AZERBAIJAN             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BAHAMAS                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BAHRAIN                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BANGLADESH             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BARBADOS               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BELARUS                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BELGIUM                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BELIZE                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BENIN                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BHUTAN                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BOLIVIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOV.   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BOTSWANA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BRAZIL                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BRUNEI                 DICTATORSHIP
BULGARIA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BURKINA FASO           PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
BURUNDI                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CAMBODIA               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CAMEROON               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CANADA                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CAPE VERDE             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.   DICTATORSHIP-IN TRANSITION
CHAD                   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CHILE                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CHINA                  DICTATORSHIP
COLOMBIA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
COMOROS                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE      PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CONGO KINSHASA         PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
COSTA RICA             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
COTE D'IVOIRE          PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CROATIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CUBA                   DICTATORSHIP
CYPRUS                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CZECH REPUBLIC         ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
DENMARK                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
DJIBOUTI               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
DOMINICA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC     ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ECUADOR                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
EGYPT                  DICTATORSHIP
EL SALVADOR            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
EQUATORIAL GUINEA      DICTATORSHIP
ERITREA                DICTATORSHIP
ESTONIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ETHIOPIA               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
FIJI                   DICTATORSHIP
FINLAND                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
FRANCE                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GABON                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
GAMBIA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
GEORGIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GERMANY                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GHANA                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GREECE                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GRENADA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GUATEMALA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GUINEA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
GUINEA BISSAU          PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
GUYANA                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
HAITI                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
HONDURAS               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
HUNGARY                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ICELAND                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
INDIA                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
INDONESIA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
IRAN                   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
IRAQ                   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
IRELAND                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ISRAEL                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ITALY                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
JAMAICA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
JAPAN                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
JORDAN                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
KAZAKHSTAN             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
KENYA                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
KIRIBATI               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
KUWAIT                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
KYRGYZSTAN             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LAOS                   DICTATORSHIP
LATVIA                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LEBANON                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
LESOTHO                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LIBERIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LIBYA                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY-TRANSITION
LIECHTENSTEIN          ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LITHUANIA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
LUXEMBOURG             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MACEDONIA              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MADAGASCAR             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MALAWI                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MALAYSIA               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
MALDIVES               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY  
MALI                   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MALTA                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MARSHALL ISLANDS       ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MAURITANIA             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
MAURITIUS              ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MEXICO                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MICRONESIA             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MOLDOVA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MONACO                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MONGOLIA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MONTENEGRO             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MOROCCO                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
MOZAMBIQUE             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
MYANMAR                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NAMIBIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NAURU                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NEPAL                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NETHERLANDS            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NEW ZEALAND            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NICARAGUA              PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NIGER                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NIGERIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NORTH KOREA            DICTATORSHIP
NORWAY                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
OMAN                   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
PAKISTAN               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
PALAU                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PANAMA                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PAPUA NEW GUINEA       ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PARAGUAY               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PERU                   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PHILIPPINES            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
POLAND                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PORTUGAL               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
QATAR                  DICTATORSHIP
ROMANIA                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
RUSSIA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
RWANDA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT LUCIA            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT VINCENT/GRENAD.  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAMOA                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SAN MARINO             ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAUDI ARABIA           DICTATORSHIP
SENEGAL                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SERBIA                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SEYCHELLES             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SIERRA LEONE           ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SINGAPORE              PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SLOVAKIA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SLOVENIA               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SOLOMON ISLANDS        ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SOMALIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SOUTH AFRICA           ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SOUTH KOREA            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SOUTH SUDAN            PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SPAIN                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SRI LANKA              PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SUDAN                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SURINAME               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SWAZILAND              PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SWEDEN                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SWITZERLAND            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SYRIA                  DICTATORSHIP
TAIWAN                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TAJIKISTAN             PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
TANZANIA               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
THAILAND               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
TIMOR LESTE            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TOGO                   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
TONGA                  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TUNISIA                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
TURKEY                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TURKMENISTAN           DICTATORSHIP
TUVALU                 ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
UGANDA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
UKRAINE                PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   DICTATORSHIP
UNITED KINGDOM         ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
UNITED STATES          ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
URUGUAY                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
UZBEKISTAN             DICTATORSHIP
VANUATU                ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
VATICAN CITY                   NA
VENEZUELA              PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
VIETNAM                DICTATORSHIP
YEMEN                  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ZAMBIA                 PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ZIMBABWE               PSEUDO DEMOCRACY



COUNTRIES WITHOUT ELECTIONS

BRUNEI

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ERITREA

FIJI

QATAR *

SAUDI ARABIA *

SOMALIA

VATICAN CITY



                       PART II -RELATED TERRITORIES

TERRITORY              STATUS

    
PUERTO RICO (USA)        ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
US VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GUAM (USA)               ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NORTHERN MARIANAS (USA)  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
AMERICAN SAMOA (USA)     ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT HELENA (UK)        ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BERMUDAS (UK)            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CAYMAN ISLANDS (UK)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
UK VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK)   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
FALKLAND ISLANDS (UK)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TURKS AND CAICOS (UK)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ANGUILLA (UK)            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MONTSERRAT (UK)          ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
PITCAIRN (UK)            ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CHANNEL ISLANDS (UK)     ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ISLE OF MAN (UK)         ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GIBRALTAR (UK)           ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
REUNION (FRANCE)         ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MAYOTTE (FRANCE)         ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT PIERRE AND M.(FRANCE)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MARTINIQUE (FRANCE)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GUADELOUPE (FRANCE)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT MARTIN (FRANCE)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SAINT BARTHELEMY (FRANCE)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
FRENCH GUIANA (FRANCE)   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
FRENCH POLYNESIA (FRANCE)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NEW CALEDONIA (FRANCE)   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
WALLIS AND FUTUNA (FRANCE)PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
CEUTA AND MELILLA (SPAIN)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
MADEIRA (PORTUGAL)       ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
AZORES (PORTUGAL)        ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ARUBA (NETHERLANDS)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CURACAO (NETHERLANDS)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BONAIRE (NETHERLANDS)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ST MARTEEN (NETHERLANDS) ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ST EUSTATIUS(NETHERLANDS)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SABA (NETHERLANDS)       ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
GREENLAND (DENMARK)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
FAROE IS. (DENMARK)      ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
ALAND (FINLAND)          ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
SVALBARD (NORWAY)        ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NORTHERN CYPRUS (CYPRUS) ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
KOSOVO (UN/SERBIA)       PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
TRANSNISTRIA (MOLDOVA)   PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
ABKHAZIA (GEORGIA)       PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
SOUTH OSSETIA (GEORGIA)  PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NAGORNO KARABAKH (AZERB.)PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
PALESTINE (ISRAEL)       DICTATORSHIP
WESTERN SAHARA (MOROCCO) DICTATORSHIP
SOMALILAND (SOMALIA)     ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
HONG KONG (CHINA)        PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
MACAU (CHINA)            PSEUDO DEMOCRACY
NORFOLK IS. (AUSTRALIA)  ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
CHRISTMAS IS. (AUSTRALIA)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
COCOS ISLANDS (AUSTRALIA)ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
TOKELAU (NEW ZEALAND)    ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
NIUE (NEW ZEALAND)       ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
COOK IS. (NEW ZEALAND)   ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
BOUGAINVILLE (PAPUA N.G.)PSEUDO DEMOCRACY



TERRITORIES WITHOUT ELECTIONS

PALESTINE (ISRAEL) *

WESTERN SAHARA (MOROCCO)

* Elections are held at local levels (regional, municipal, mayoral, local council, ...).