Democracies are defined as only those 86 countries defined as "free" by
2001-2002 Freedom House Survey of Freedom.
86 countries out of 192 surveyed are defined as "free," but 121 are
as "electoral democracies."
- Only official party sites are listed.
- Only parties with
at least four (4) percent of the seats in national parliaments are included
- The below parties are either of unknown orientation, or are not classified by left/center/right distinctions.
- Party names are almost always
only listed below in English.
- Most official websites
are entirely or partly in English, but some websites are only in the
native language of the country of that party.