the national registrar Alexander Vega He promised to pay special attention to the Magdalena, within the framework of the next electoral debate to be held on March 13.
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The official said that there will be strict surveillance measures to avoid any intention of fraud that is intended to be forged to obtain a place in the Congress of the Republic.
The most important thing is that we are going to have guarantees in the audit and control over the municipalities
The announcement was made after receiving in his office a series of complaints by spokesmen for the Citizen Force movement.
In that sense, he indicated that there will be no homogeneity of the voting jurors at the tables, that is, the presence of people fulfilling this task who are related to the same political movement will not be allowed at a table.
Vega also assured that he will implement a biometric system at high-risk tables in Magdalena and in the country.
Likewise, he said that he will verify if the delegates who were in 2018 made any type of irregularity.
“But the most important thing is that we are going to have guarantees in the audit and control over the municipalities so that all the tables have juries and the witnesses are previously accredited,” Vegal specified.
Citizen Force complaints
The national spokesperson for the Citizen Force and candidate for the Senate, Raphael Martinezpresented in a meeting with the registrar a series of evidence on a possible electoral fraud that would have been committed in the 2018 elections in Magdalena, by capturing entire voting positions in favor of a candidate.
“We are somewhat reassured by the centralization of neuralgic issues, such as the juror draw, the guarantee for our witnesses and the presence of our jurors at all the tables, the guarantee committees that are going to be made according to the needs and the biometric points” , he indicated.
Martínez insisted that “we don’t want them to give us anything, but we don’t want them to take anything away either.”
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Although it is true that the State must reach these remote sectors, which is part of the peace agreement, it must also offer democratic guarantees
Martínez confirmed to Vega that he filed a criminal complaint for the evidenced irregularities, while alerting public opinion that the same mechanism would be preparing for a major fraud in the department in the next elections.
For his part, candidate Hollman Morris recalled that, through his reporting for the past year, he has been denouncing the reappearance of paramilitarismespecially on the Pacific coast, Urabá and the Caribbean, a phenomenon that could be affecting voting in remote rural municipalities of Colombia, where the Registrar announces that there will be 13,000 new polling stations.
“Although it is true that the State must reach these remote sectors, which is part of the peace agreement, it must also offer democratic guarantees,” said candidate Morris.
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