Spain has dropped 10 places to a rank of 40 in a global index of corruption following a string of scandals involving the country's centre-right ruling party and members of the royal family, according to watchdog Transparency International.
In the annual Corruption Perceptions Index, Spain was also the second-biggest loser of points, alongside Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Libya, only topped by war-torn Syria.
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