A qualitative analysis carried out in a few Eastern European countries and other research conducted in several areas of the world, already published, are complemented by a quantitative data set (TODEM). The goals are to check the results of qualitative analyses in other areas of the world through quantitative data and control to see whether other relevant hypotheses could be developed. The connections between inter-institutional accountability and electoral accountability are singled out through the role of opposition. The core position of procedural qualities such as participation and competition are also strongly confirmed. The strong connections between freedom and equality emerge as a key additional aspect of this analysis. The previous analysis, complemented by the closer scrutiny of quality profiles of several democracies, shows the existence of a mechanism of mutual convergence of all qualities.
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