Democracy in Eritrea

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018


7 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017


2.37 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:


Polity IV 2014



(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)



Political System

System of Government Presidential system
Presidential Electoral System n/a
Last Presidential Election n/a
Next Presidential Election n/a
Presidential Term Limits No
System of Appointment to Legislature

64 appointed

40 elected from within PFDJ

Number of Seats in Legislature 104
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: reserved seats

Eritrea on DiA

A Portrait: Isaias Afwerki, The Man & The Dictator

11 April 2022

Faisal Ali and Mohamed Kheir Omer

Do sanctions work ? The case of Eritrea says "no"

21 January 2022

Kjetil Tronvoll & Mohamed Kheir Omer

#BookClub: East Africa After Liberation

17 July 2020

Jonathan Fisher

How to clean an election

22 March 2019

Nic Cheeseman

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