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Since May 2017, Tunisia has ramped up a serious anti-corruption campaign.These bold actions, spearheaded by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, could get rid of Tunisia's "kleptocracy" and empower civil society to fight corruption.Every government in Tunisia since 2011 has tasked itself to fight corruption, with limited results. Corruption instead worsened: According to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, the country fell from rank 59 out of 178 in 2010 to 73 in 2011 and 79 in 2013, slightly improving to 75 in 2016 . On May 24, the first political party to support Chahed's "war on corruption" was instead Afek Tounes, a smaller member of the ruling coalition.Additionally, others remain unconvinced that the campaign is serious in stamping out all corruption.Most usual human rights advocates have remained silent on this issue, and several anti-corruption organizations, such as the National Anti-Corruption Authority and I Watch (Transparency International's Tunisia branch), supported the campaign.
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