New Zero Impunity report exposes electoral irregularities between 2014 and 2020

Feb 2, 2022 | New

Our Cero Impunidad (Zero Impunity) project has prepared a report of its findings on the complaints about incidences of electoral corruption received by the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation and the National Electoral Council between 2014 and 2020. We also found details of decisions to revoke the registration of candidates for elected positions and data on disciplinary investigations for alleged violations of electoral regulations during the same period.

Among the main findings we discovered that:

65% of irregularities reported to the Attorney General’s Office between 2014 and 2020 correspond to the purchase of votes, followed by irregularities in the counting of votes (15.3%).

Of the total disciplinary proceedings against voting jurors and for irregularities in the counting of votes, 81 were open and 1,194 were inactive. Of the latter: 856 were archived, 17 received an acquittal and 2 received a punitive decision.

59% of the requests to revoke the registration of candidates for the 2014 and 2018 elections came from citizens. In 11 cases, the candidacy was successfully revoked, all in 2014. The party whose candidacies were most revoked was the Green Party.

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