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Fri Jun 19, 2015, 11:24 PM

Congress most corrupt institution in Colombia: Report

Congress most corrupt institution in Colombia: Report
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 19, 2015

Colombia’s Congress is by far the country’s most corrupt government body, according to Transparency for Colombia.
The 2015 National Transparency Index evaluated 85 national institutions across three factors aimed at combating corruption; visibility, institutional practices and accountability scoring from 0 to 100, where 0 signifies the highest risk of corruption.

The House of Representatives was ranked as the most corrupt institution with an overall score of 24.3, also achieved alarmingly poor levels of accountability and institutionality of just 2.8.

This was closely followed by the Senate also performing poorly in accountability and overall achieving a 45.4. Ancient methodologies that enable officials to violate laws was stated as the main issue for corruption in legislative institutions.

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“The State is obliged to anticipate the action of the corrupt. And in Colombia we are clear that corruption affects the quality of life of the people and the legitimacy of the state,” said Ungar.


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