International Study Britain and France Get Poor Marks in Democracy Ranking

Denmark's democracy is in rude health while the political systems of Britain and France have some major shortcomings, according to a new Swiss-German study ranking the quality of democracy in 30 nations. Germany achieves a respectable score but falls short of a top 10 slot.
Von Jill Petzinger
The mother of all parliaments: Queen Elizabeth at the annual state opening of parliament last year.

The mother of all parliaments: Queen Elizabeth at the annual state opening of parliament last year.

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