18 most corrupt democracies

Each year, an international non-governmental organization fighting corruption, Transparency International is the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in the public sector in various countries. In Transparency International noted that there is not very clear and single way to "assess absolute levels of corruption in different countries and regions based on accurate empirical data." That is logical, because corruption is always carefully concealed.

Nevertheless, experts unable to make ratings of the most corrupt countries in the world, based on the results of various studies. In 2016, the index covers 168 countries, which are measured at stoballnoy scale, where 0 - this is the highest level of corruption and 100 - its absence.

The most corrupt countries, as a rule, are in Africa and the Middle East, where the legal system and state of underdevelopment and poverty is widespread. This year, the worst results showed Somalia and North Korea began - they got 8 points, followed by Afghanistan (11 points) and Sudan (12 points). The least corrupt country in the world recognized by Denmark, scored 91 points.

Particular attention was paid to the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and their position in the ranking of Transparency International.

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Ireland

Ireland scored 75 points, making it one of the least corrupt countries in the world. However, in 2015, broadcaster RTE has released a documentary about how the Irish policy of concealed income in their personal interests, and some advisers taking bribes in exchange for providing services.

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Japan

By global standards the level of corruption in Japan is low, however, the anti-corruption portal GAN ​​Integrity reported that the country is widely practiced by the appointment of retired government officials to key positions in major corporations, even if they do not have the necessary experience.

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Chile

Despite the fact that Chile - one of the most corrupt countries in the OECD, it is also the least corrupt country in Latin America - in contrast to Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, which are mired in bribery and fraud. In the ranking of Transparency International Chile received 70 points - three less than last year.

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Estonia

In 2012, under the leadership of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was adopted anti-corruption law, which allows to increase the transparency in the public sector. This has helped the country gain 70 points - instead of last year 69.

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France

France also improved results compared to last year and scored 70 points out of 100. GAN portal notes that "the country's Penal Code criminalises active and passive bribery and bribery of French and foreign officials."

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Portugal

According to the survey Ernst & Young in 2015, 83% of the citizens of Portugal confirmed the widespread bribery and corruption in the country, and in 2014, former Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering. The Corruption Perceptions Index Portugal scored 63 points.

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Poland

Poland received 62 points out of 100, miraculously escaped falling into the list of the 10 most corrupt countries in the OECD. "Political corruption is a problem for the private sector, as politicians use their position to gain an advantage, but is also widely practiced svoyachnichestvo and nepotism", - says the portal GAN ​​Integrity.

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Israel

Israel scored 61 points out of 100. In May 2015, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted on charges of receiving a bribe of 150 thousand. Dollars from the American magnate.

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Slovenia

In recent years, Slovenia played a few high-profile corruption scandals. In 2013 and 2014 there were mass demonstrations against Prime Minister Janez Jansa and opposition leader Zoran Janković, because both have been accused of harboring personal assets.

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Spain

Even before the elections, opposition leaders accused the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy of corruption, and recently in the ruling People's Party broke new scandal: 24 people were arrested on suspicion of bribery. In the ranking of Transparency International Spain scored 58 points.

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Czech Republic

Last year, the Czech Republic has earned 51 points, and in this - already 56. It seems that a major corruption scandal, which resulted in the 2013 Prime Minister Petr Necas forcibly retired, comes to naught.

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, South Korea

In 2015 he broke out a loud corruption scandal in South Korea, in which Prime Minister Lee Wang was forced to resign. A well-known businessman in his suicide note accused him of bribery. As a result, the country scored 56 points out of 100.

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Hungary

Compared with last year, Hungary lost a few points, and its current result - 51. The country has a small garden practice bribe health care workers, and, according to polls, 92% of Hungarians believe it is a normal phenomenon.

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Slovakia

This country has the same result as that of Hungary: 51 points out of 100. Slovakia - one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Since December 2011 there has been simmering corruption scandal powerful "Gorilla" - on bribery were caught policies, prominent businessmen and officials.

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Greece

Compared to last year the level of corruption in Greece fell, this year the country gained 46 points - compared with 43 in 2015. There is widespread "fakelaki" (translated from Greek - a small envelope). This word the Greeks call a bribe in order to receive the best service.

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Italy

Corruption in the euro zone's third largest economy is often associated with the name of the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, which repeatedly accuses of bribery. In 2013, he was convicted in the case of tax evasion, and in 2015 - the senator of bribery. The Corruption Perceptions Index Italy scored 44 points.

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Turkey

Turkey - the most corrupt country in Europe in the ranking of Transparency International, she scored 42 points out of 100. In 2013, the company shocked the scandal involving the head of the State Bank and other well-known persons involved, who were involved to bribery, fraud, smuggling and money laundering.

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Mexico

Mexico - the most corrupt country in the OECD. She got only 25 points, which is not surprising, because it is through her drugs from Latin America come to the United States. Notorious drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, known as El Chapo twice ran away from prison - with the help of huge bribes, which he gave prison officials.

18 most corrupt democracies