"No science is immune to the infection
of politics and the corruption of power."

Jacob Bronowski
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What is this? Nepotism means preferring one’s close relatives and in-laws, e.g., when hiring. This also includes cases where someone gets a job not because of their skills but based on their party affiliations. Here the smallness of a local government can be a problem – it is hard to find jobs for people who are not related to each other. Also see Conflict of Interest.
Here is an example: A municipality hires a construction adviser who is the partner of the mother of the head of the construction department.

Anti-Corruption Act 19

Punishment: a fine up to 200 fine units