Freedom House ranks Albania as partly free country.

By bne IntelliNews January 17, 2013
Albania was ranked as a partly free country according to the 2012 Freedom in the World survey of US non-government organisation Freedom House that rates the level of political rights and civil liberties throughout the world. On the descending scale from 1 to 7, where 1 is the highest grade, Albania received 3 for observing political rights and civil liberties. Under the Freedom House methodology, partly free counties are characterised by some restrictions on political rights and civil liberties, often in a context of corruption, weak rule of law, ethnic strife, or civil war. The survey defines 90 countries as free, 58 as partly free and 47 as not free.

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