The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
Last year, around $15 billion was stolen from the public purse under the previous Nigerian government through fraudulent arms procurement deals.
Populist leaders are using the corruption-inequality message to drum up support without an actual intention of tackling the problem.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
A study by Transparency International found that very few cases of corruption are registered in India, with even fewer convictions.
Credibility of Brazil’s Interim President Collapses as He Receives Eight-Year Ban on Running for Office
Michel Temer has been formally convicted of violating election laws for spending his own funds on his campaign in excess of what is permitted.