Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2017: Mauritius occupied the first position in Africa and is ranked 16th out of 167 countries worldwide
The Index is measured on a scale of 0 to 10 and only countries with scores above 8 are categories as “full” democracies. The study is based on five criteria namely the electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, political culture and civil liberties.
The top five countries which are considered as the most democratic countries in the world are Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark. According to the report only 4.5 percent of people live in full democracies