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Johannesburg – South Africa dropped two places in its ranking on The Economist’s latest democracy index.

The country, classified as a “flawed democracy” now ranks 39.

A flawed democracy is a country with free and fair elections. Even if there are problems, basic civil liberties are respected. Weaknesses include problems in governance, underdeveloped political culture and low levels of political participation, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

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