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Progress towards EU membership was impeded by high-level corruption and concerns about media freedom. Repeated civil society demonstrations, triggered by alleged electoral corruption, highlighted chronic poverty and declining human rights, and demanded the resignation of the President and senior prosecutors.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty


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