Erdogan, Putin, Xi Jinping and the others: seven out of ten citizens live under authoritarian governments


2022 opens with a bad confirmation: world democracy is in retreat. 70 percent of the world’s population lives in authoritarian regimes or where citizens’ rights are in decline and only 30 percent reside in a functioning democracy. The opposite of 15 years ago.

Those that at the beginning of the millennium were praised as the new great democracies, Brazil, India and Turkey, which together number one billion and 700 million people, in recent years have taken enormous steps backwards under the weight of nationalist regimes. and populists of, respectively, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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