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OAS begins investigation in Dominican Republic on automated voting failure

2020-03-03T04:06:16.393Z

The Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic and the OAS signed an agreement to begin the audit work on the automated voting system, in order to clarify the ruling on the ballots ...



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Massive protest for democracy in Dominican Republic 2:10

(CNN Spanish) - In the Dominican Republic, the Central Electoral Board and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed an agreement to begin this week the work of auditing the automated voting system, in order to clarify the ruling of the ballots in the last municipal elections of February 16 and which were suspended by decision of the electoral body. A suspension that generated great repudiation in the population. For 11 consecutive days, hundreds of people demonstrated demanding responses and transparency to the Central Electoral Board.

OAS will audit elections in Dominican Republic 2:42

On February 27, the day of Dominican independence, thousands of people gathered at Trabucazo 2020, a demonstration for democracy, which was attended by great artists such as Juan Luis Guerra and Vicente García, among others.

The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, informed that the investigation will be carried out with a team of independent technicians.

Almagro considered as a priority to help the country in strengthening democracy and said that the investigation will be done with due care so as not to impede the work of organizing the extraordinary elections set for next March 15.

  • Look here what Almagro and Castaños said during the signing of the agreement

https://cnnespanol2.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/15893303-atl-1.mp4

The president of the Central Electoral Board, Julio César Castaños, said that the extraordinary elections will be held in a free, fair and transparent manner.

The investigation that the OAS will make, and which will allow it to take charge of the investigative process, responds to a request from the Executive Power.

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Source: cnnespanol

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