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Fighting Corruption

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All of the following are political reasons why it is necessary for both democratic and authoritarian regimes to fight corruption EXCEPT:

A

Corruption can lead citizens to question the legitimacy of the regime.

B

Rampant corruption can limit the ability of the regime to accomplish its objectives.

C

Battling corruption can make the regime appear more accountable.

D

Allowing government officials to increase their personal wealth increases internal support for the regime.

E

Citizens have less reason to challenge the authority of the regime if it is perceived as operating ethically.