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Dominican Republic: municipal poll suspended due to a computer flaw


The municipal elections in the Dominican Republic were suspended this Sunday, February 16 due to a flaw in the electronic voting system, announced the electoral authorities, three months before the presidential election.

" The electoral authority has decided ... to suspend the elections, " declared its president Julio César Castaños at a press conference. Castaños said that all the candidates did not appear on the screens of electoral machines in " around half " of the polling stations. The problem appeared the day before but has not been resolved since.

Presidential election scheduled for May 17

" If a ballot paper is incomplete (and does not represent) all of the parties, this election cannot be held for elementary reasons, " added the president of the electoral authority, stressing that a " detailed investigation Was about to be launched. New municipal elections will be called later, " after consulting the national authorities ," he concluded.

This flaw occurs three months before the presidential election, scheduled for May 17 in the Dominican Republic.

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Source: lefigaro

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