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Something For Christians To Consider On Christmas

December 25, 2012

According to the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) the following countries top the list of best governed countries in Africa:


Mauritius 82.8 4.5△

Cape Verde 78.4 4.1△

Botswana 77.2 0.9△

Seychelles 73.4 -0.5▽

South Africa 70.7 -1.1▽

Namibia 69.8 0.2△

Ghana 66.3 2.0△

Tunisia 62.7 -2.0▽

Lesotho 61.0 -0.2▽

Tanzania 58.8 0.4△

Virtually all of them have majority Christian populations.

According to “the Legatum Institute, a private research organization based in Dubai,” the countries listed below are the best governed:

#1 Switzerland

Switzerland has strong checks and balances: Individual political actors face a very high level of political constraint.

#2 Denmark

Denmark has a well-regulated electoral process, and one of the most efficient bureaucracies in the world.

#3 United States

There is a high level of competition within the executive and legislative branches of government, both of which are thoroughly regulated.

#4 New Zealand

Support for the government’s social and environmental policies is very high in New Zealand.

#5 Canada

A high number of Canadians are satisfied with government efforts to help the poor.

#6 Sweden

Perceptions of corruption in government and business are very low in Sweden, and citizens approve of the level of government regulations on business.

#7 Finland

Over 90% of Finns are confident that their elections are fair.

#8 Australia

An above-average number of Australian citizens voice their opinions to government officials.

#9 United Kingdom

The UK model of government is among the world’s most stable, having been unchanged for 128 years.

#10 Netherlands

The Netherlands takes first place for the level of competition and regulation in place to check the power of the executive branch.

Merry Christmas


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