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Top 10 Most Corrupt Political Parties of the World in 2017: BBC NEWS Point


A political party or group is an alliance of people who operate together and effort against one over the gain of political power; such political parties also take up candidates, these parties are also meant to arrange elections to choose the government any state of the planet, they present specific policies, initiatives, and values for achieving a chance of forming their own government.

However, corruption is the most terrible malady of the government but some natives are not aware of it so there are many political bodies around the globe which are deemed “corrupt” because of their callous performance and deceit towards fellow countrymen to stuff their own pockets but in spite of this, they impacted before the human race as most advantageous and wellbeing parties for their countries.

Let’s take a look at the list of top 10 most corrupt political parties of the world in 2017 which declared by BBC Point News.

10: Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Russia


The Soviet Union’s Communist party is one of the most prominent and key political bodies of Russia. This party was the only ruling party of the Soviet Union until 1990 when the Congress of People’s Deputies modified the editorial column of the organization which agreed to the CPSU supremacy over the entire political system. This party is the gigantic and manipulative avowal group that conquered the cultural, political, and fiscal existence of millions of residents of Russia. According to reports, the party has control over all the legal and constitutional documents that were alleged to be held by the government thus party was completely barred in 1991.

9: Communist Party of China- China

Communist Party of China is the largest and most significant governing party of China. As the sole ruling party of the country, this party has successfully withstood a unitary administration which centralized the military, state, and media extension. The Communist party was founded in 1921 by Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu. Right after the self-determination of the country, the party expanded rapidly becoming the second largest political body of China with respect to the membership that is 88.76 million. Although the political party seems to be heading onwards, their involvement has resulted in mass sufferings for the people which include famines and shortages all over the country.

8: Nazi Party – Germany

The National Socialist German Workers party was a well-known political body which was commonly referred to as the NAZI Party. Being the leading party of Germany from 1920 to 1945, the party turned up from the German pro-independence, racialist and populist Freikorps paramilitary civilization, which struggled alongside the communist revolutions in post-World War I Germany. After gaining the position of the governing party under the leadership of their “Fuhrer”, Adolf Hitler, they convinced their anti-Semitism and anti-communism ideology and Hitler established an authoritarian which resulted in a genocide known as the Holocaust. During the holocaust, millions of Jews were put to death by the hands of the Nazis making them the most hated political party of the world.

7: Nationalist Fascist Party – Italy

An Italian political party, The National Fascist Party was founded by Benito Mussolini. As the political manifestation of dictatorship, the party ruled over Italy from 1922 to 1943. When Mussolini was overthrown by the Grand Council of Fascism, they formed underground policies to demolish all political opponents forming a dictatorship. As the Prime Minister, Mussolini and his allies gathered and rallied their power through a sequence of laws and ruled Italy as a strict dictator but their leadership was discharged in 1943 with the end of their government.

6: Kuomintang – China

The Kuomintang of China that is sometimes referred to as the Nationalist Party of China. This party was considered to be the major political party of Republic of China or Taiwan and currently, acts as the second largest political party in the country. After the death of Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek founded the Kuomintang also known as the Nationalist Party. With their Nationalist ideology, the Government forced a martial law on people of Taiwan and made it compulsory to obey the martial law at all cost or the consequences would be severe. This resulted into much hatred for them as most of the people opposed this kind of strict dictatorship but on the other hand, some people supported this party’s views and ideology.

5: Vietnam’s Communist party – Vietnam

The communist party of Vietnam is one of the leading names for not only for their headship but also for their corruption. This party is also known as the governing and founding party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The roots of the party go back to 1925 where it was founded for the groundwork of the catastrophic effort opposing the regal French to amplify distinction in the profession. Vietnam’s Communist Party jailed a large number of people with non-communist ideas, thus thousands of their political challengers were banished giving the party a vast window in the country to operate with ease. During the same year 1976, the communist party emerged as the modern political party of Vietnam.

4: Indian National Congress – India

Indian National Congress is the second largest leading party of India right now. Being one of the largest parties of the country, this is also one of the oldest. The Indian National Congress was established in 1885 under the British Raj. The party played a significant role in the run for the independence of India in the year of 1947. The Indian National congress is still active as in the general elections of 2015, it gained a majority of seats in almost six regions but was not able to lead as many of their corruption scandals had become evident in front of the people by that time the elections ended. The Indian National Congress has provided seven prime ministers to India. Nonetheless, the leadership of the party has a list of many corrupt politicians including Rahul Gandhi.

3: Progressive Action Party – Cuba

A Cuban political party which was later named as “The Progressive Action Party” was headed by Fulgencio Batista. The political body was established in 1949 after winning 1948 general elections in Cuba. Under the name of United Action Party In 1952, the party lost the elections just after a single government. Batista reacted with a coup d’état and grabbed the government in a chokehold. The party then took part in the general elections of 1954 and 1958 with a significant winning percentage. However, the party was banned in view of a strong electoral fraud. The party’s history is rich with pull offs of illegal money and assets during their reign. The progressive Action Party also received much hatred for it was said to be involved in kidnappings, torture, violence and deaths of thousands of citizens.

2: National Resistance Movement – Uganda

The top political party of Uganda is none other than the National Resistance Movement which came into being as a strong military wing. Till date, the party holds more than one-third of the representatives in their national assembly. The National Resistance Movement party and its candidates are said to be involved in a large number of hullabaloo and controversial issues principally regarding war crimes which resulted in the death of millions of people. A lot of disagreements ensue particularly for the case of the presidential terms as the party is engaged in colossal provocation of the democratic opposition. Also, the president of the country was elected several times without any oppositions or elections from the same party and with the blood of millions of citizens on its hands, the party receives much hatred from the inhabitants of Uganda.

1: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, PML(N)- Pakistan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is currently the central, leading and governing conservative political party of Pakistan. The party gained a large number of seats in general elections 2013 with the help of a potential mass rigging. Prominently the largest political party in the province of Punjab, PMLN is ruling for the third time as the leading party of Pakistan. The gargantuan number of controversies and cases of corruption are filed on the members of this party are hard to enlist. The majority of ministers and politicians on the panel of PMLN predominantly Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Talal Chaudhry, Daniyal Aziz, Hanif Abbasi and Abid Sher Ali, are indulged in moral and financial corruption cases. Even the current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family predominantly his daughter Maryam Safdar and her husband Captain Safdar’s name is on the list of the most corrupt politicians of the world and included in the Panama Leaks. PMLN is accused of many crimes including money laundering, possession of illegal offshore assets, drug smuggling and deaths of unarmed protestors.

Article Source. BBC Point News.