Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court Monday, fighting to have corruption charges stemming from a 1990s arms deal against him dismissed.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister.
Bharatiya Janata Party fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its rival, Congress, is just a step behind.
Austria raced towards snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video.
France’s Constitutional Council cleared the way for former president Nicolas to be tried over alleged illegal financing failed re-election campaign in 2012.
Former Brazilian President Michel surrenders to federal police, marking the second time he is arrested for participated in corruption scheme for decades.
Prosecutors in Peru alleged Tuesday that they have gathered overwhelming evidence implicating former President Ollanta Humala
In recent years, the party has been rocked by multiple high-level corruption scandals and mounting complaints about its failure to provide basic services.
Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party, has elected Mohamed Djemai, a businessman, as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday.
For many South African voters, the government’s struggle with corruption which in the past five years has provoked numerous inquiries.