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Corruption, social inequality behind rise of populism: report

69% of 176 countries score below 50 on a index scale of zero to 100, with zero perceived to be highly corrupt

With a score of 10, Somalia remained the worst performer for the 10th year in the Transparency International report on corruption around the world. Denmark and New Zealand performed best, with scores of 90.


GROWING levels of perceived corruption and social inequality provided fertile ground for the rise of populist politicians in 2016, global watchdog Transparency International (TI) said on Wednesday.

TI said populist leaders such as US President Donald Trump and French...

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