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Egypt’s revolutions have not stopped corruption

Corruption in Egypt is still increasing, despite the January 25 Revolution's call for a better society, mainly due to a lack of oversight by concerned parties and government organizations.
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (L) walks with his son outside of a court after his trial was delayed, in the outskirts of Cairo, December 29, 2014. Nazif is facing a retrial as he was convicted of a corruption case for which he had been held since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTR4JJQM

“Bread, Freedom, Social Justice” — these were the three demands that constituted the pillars of the Jan. 25, 2011, revolution in Egypt. In its wake, the Egyptians wanted to build a democratic society free of corruption, where the personal interests of officials were not prioritized over the public interests of citizens.

Today, a question poses itself, “Have corruption rates changed in the various Egyptian institutions since the revolution?”

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