Pakistanâs top court disqualified the countryâs Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday, with a bench of five judges unanimously ruling against him in a corruption case that has divided the South Asian nation.
Unscrupulousness, double-dealing, fraudÂ â corruptionÂ and wrongdoing haveÂ toppled a number of world leaders over the last year. Here’s a few of them.
Brazilâs president, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached last year for allegedly manipulating government accounts ahead of an election there. She was thrown out of office, specifically, for moving loans from state banks between different government departments without congressional approvalÂ âÂ illegal under Brazilian law.
The country’s Senate voted 61-20 in favor of removing her from power.
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Her successor, Michel Temer, is also involved in a corruption scandal, for allegedly taking bribes from the world’s largest meatpacker, a claim he denies.Â
Former prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped down in 2016 after he was confronted by leaked documents from the Panama Papers dossier that showedÂ that he and his wealthy wife had set up a company in the British Virgin Islands to shelter their money offshore. ItÂ led to accusations of a conflict of interest because the…