Armenia is 105th in corruption perceptions index

Armenia is 105th in corruption perceptions index

December 20, 2012 | 11:55

YEREVAN. – Armenia is ranked 105th, from among 176 countries, in the
corruption perceptions index, Director Varuzhan Hoktanyan of
Transparency International Anti-corruption Center in Armenia stated
during press a conference on Thursday.

In his words, a respective survey has revealed that the country’s
education and judicial systems and the Police are considered as the
most corrupt. Fifty-three percent of the respondents expressed a view
that corruption has grown in the past three years.

In his turn, opposition ARF Dashnaktsutyun Party MP Artsvik Minasyan
noted that the results of combating corruption in Armenia are
insufficient because there is no will to conduct systemic changes.

`An independent anticorruption agency needs to be created. Solely in
this case will it be possible to wage a systemic fight against
corruption,’ he said.

Also, Minasyan noted that the first target of this fight should be the
judicial system, since it is impossible to combat corruption without