Croatia improves rating in political rights survey.

By bne IntelliNews January 17, 2011
Croatia improved its political rights rating to 1 from 2 in a survey by the Freedom House, published on the organisation's website. The countrys civil rights rating remained unchanged at 2 over 2010. The Freedom House scores range from 1 being the highest to 7 being the lowest. Countries get categorised as 'free', 'partly free', or 'not free', according to the scores they get for key democracy indicators. Croatia's status according to the report is 'free'. On a regional scale Bosnia and Herzegovina was categorised as 'partly free' with a score of 4 for political rights and 3 - for civil liberties; Montenegro - 'free' with a score of 3 for political rights and 2 - for civil liberties; and Serbia - 'free' with a score of 2 for both political rights and civil liberties.

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