Corona Cases Country Wise, The number of such countries in the world is increasing rapidly where the roots of democracy are weakening. India is also included in this. This has been claimed in a report by the International Institution for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IIDEA). The report specifically mentions the corona virus and states that the attitude of rulers and governments has become more dictatorial during the pandemic.
According to the report, there is no evidence that dictatorial rulers have done a better job than other governments in dealing with the corona virus. According to the report, the pandemic has given governments a license to arbitrarily in countries such as Belarus, Cuba, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Venezuela to justify public repression and to silence dissent.
According to ‘IIDEA’, an organization working on democratic values, the number of countries in which democratic values are in danger has never been as high as it is now. According to one of its reports, democracy is in danger due to factors such as populist politics, the use of the corona epidemic to silence critics, the practice of adopting undemocratic methods of other countries and the use of fake information to divide the society. .
Idea (IIDEA) has prepared this report on the basis of data collected since 1975, which states that democracy is now at an end in more countries than ever before. Never before has there been such a large number of countries in which democracy is declining. The report also raised concerns about large and established democracies like Brazil, India and America. According to the report, in Brazil and America, only the presidents questioned the country’s election results, while in India those criticizing the government’s policies are being harassed.
In its report, ‘Idea’ has also put values like independence of government and judiciary, human rights and freedom of the media as the basis of the assessment. The report said that the most dramatic changes were seen in 2021 in Afghanistan, where the Taliban seized power even before the departure of Western forces. The coup that took place in Myanmar on 1 February 2020 also saw democracy collapse.
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Africa has had the worst condition in terms of democracy. Here in Sudan there were two such incidents this year. One incident occurred in September in which the government failed to attempt a coup. But an attempt was made again in October, in which General Abdel-Fattah Burhan dissolved the government and the sovereign council consisting of military and civilian representatives and imposed a military emergency in Sudan on 25 October 2021.
In Mali, the government was overthrown twice, while in Tunisia the president dissolved parliament and obtained emergency powers. On 5 September 2021, rebel troops in the West African country of Guinea detained President Alpha Condé after a coup d’état and declared the constitution invalid. In Zimbabwe, the military took power in 2017 and Robert Mugabe was arrested. Burkina Faso suffered the most successful coup in West Africa, with seven successful takeovers and only one unsuccessful coup. There was a coup in 2013 in the mineral-rich Central African Republic. In September, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern over the situation in Africa and said military coups were back.
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The Idea report names European countries such as Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Serbia in which democracy has suffered the most. Turkey has seen the biggest decline in democratic values between 2010 and 2020. According to the report, 70 percent of the population lives in countries that either do not have democracy, or are decreasing dramatically. The report specifically mentions the corona epidemic and states that the attitude of rulers and governments has become more dictatorial during the epidemic. According to the report, there is no evidence that dictatorial rulers have done a better job than other governments in dealing with the epidemic. According to the report, the pandemic has given governments a license to arbitrarily in countries such as Belarus, Cuba, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Venezuela to justify public repression and to silence dissent.
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