02 de agosto de 2017 15:02 PM
Actualizado el 07 de agosto de 2017 05:26 AM
"It is with the deepest regret that we have to report that the turnout numbers on Sunday 30th July for the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela were tampered with." Smartmatic, the company responsible for the voting system gave the news on Wednesday.
“An audit allowed us to know the exact turnout. We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least one million votes,” Smarmatic CEO Antonio Mugica said during a press conference in London.
Smartmatic has worked in Venezuela in tandem with the National Electoral Council (CNE) since 2004, providing the electronic platform and service for voting, BBC reported.
Mugica clarified that the difference between the results alleged by Nicolás Maduro’s government and the numbers yielded by the system was “at least by one million votes.”
He added that a full audit would have to take place before giving the precise figure.