Corruption remains a serious problem, especially impunity for corrupt government officials, including members of parliament and the judiciary, according to an analysis by Freedom House.
While voters are largely free to make political decisions, reports of intimidation and vote-buying remain commonplace. The gray economy is large, leaving many workers vulnerable to abuse by employers. Trafficking remains a problem.
The rights to make processes remain compromised by corruption in the judicial system, in which the public has little confidence. Political interference in the work of prosecutors remains a problem. The selective application of justice also persists, although the government has implemented some reforms to improve the issue. The arrest of the special prosecutor for 2019 has weakened the overall anti-corruption agenda of the SDSM government. Corruption remains a serious problem and impunity has spread to corrupt government officials, including members of parliament and the judiciary, reads the analysis.