Populism and immigration pose major threat to global democracy, study says

Inequality and vulnerability of technology-based voting systems to corruption also identified by researchers as factors in slowing spread of democracy

The spread of democracy around the world has slowed over the past decade, according to a report warning that governments are at a “critical juncture”.

Since 1975, the number of countries with fair democratic systems has more than doubled, from 46 (30% of countries) to 132 (68% of counties). More nations now hold elections than ever before.

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