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Political rights: The average for 2016 was 3.42 points. The highest value was in Azerbaijan: 7 points and the lowest value was in Poland: 1 points. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Political rights.
Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong), 2016
(points, Source: The Freedom House)
Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).