According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Thailand has witnessed the greatest gain in its total score for the unit’s 2022 Democracy Index, highlighting the government’s efforts to establish democratic foundations for the country’s younger generations.
According to Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, Thailand witnessed the greatest growth in its total score from 6.04 in 2021 to 6.67 in 2022, according to the 2022 Democracy Index study issued by EIU. In addition, the country rose from 72nd in 2021 to 55th out of 167 countries last year.
The Democracy Index ranks the condition of democracy in 167 countries based on five parameters with a maximum score of ten: election process and plurality; government functioning; political involvement; democratic political culture; and civil freedoms. Thailand received 7.42, 6.07, 8.33, 5.63, and 5.88 points in these categories.
Thailand is placed fourth in ASEAN, after Malaysia, which is ranked 40, the Philippines, which is ranked 52, and Indonesia, which is ranked 54.
The higher score, according to the spokesman, demonstrates the government’s efforts to strengthen democratic foundations in the country. Opposition parties now have more avenues to voice their political ideas, although turmoil in the country has lessened with time.
As a result, worldwide communities gained confidence, leading to a rise in the Democracy Index score.