Democracy is unrelated to political positions on the party level, according to a new study published by the Israel Democracy Institute. The study looked at how democratic parties were internally based on five criteria: participation, representation, competition, transparency and the influence party institutions had on leaders.
Parties that scored well included Labor, with 86 out of 100 on the democratic scale, Likud (75), Bayit Yehudi (64) and Balad (61). Parties that scored poorly included Degel Hatorah (2), Am Shalem (8), Hatnua (8) and Ra’am (2). Religious parties, right wing parties, left wing parties and Arab nationalist parties appeared among both the high and low scoring groups.