Spain’s democracy was ranked 18 last year, out of a total of 167 democracies analyzed by the Democracy Index of The Economist’s Intelligence Unit. This ranking represents an advance of one position compared to the previous year. Despite this good mark, the publication condemns Spain for the long sentences it imposed on the Catalan leaders of the so called “procés.”
Fernando G. Urbaneja | Deutsche Welle’s Tim Sebastian drove Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell furious with very incisive, very biased and very provocative questions, repeatedly questioning the independence of the Spanish justice. However, Mr Borrell was not ready nor prepared to prove that Spanish democracy is a mature and advanced one.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has published the 11th edition of its ranking on the global state of democracy. Of 165 countries in the world, Spain is ranked 19th for the quality of its democracy. It is not bad given the political instability Spain is experiencing. Nor the open breach in confidence following the crisis between citizens and politicians and citizens and economic powers. Nor taking into account Spaniard’ s tendency to self-flagellation.