Smartmatic, the company that organized the parliamentary elections in Venezuela, says that the results of the vote were falsified. This was stated by the head of the company Antonio Mugica during the London press conference, writes 2 August, the news service of the BBC.
Election officials said earlier that voter turnout was 41.5 per cent, while the opposition claims that this number was overstated. Mugica promised to submit actual numbers after a full inspection.
Recall, July 30, in Venezuela, elections were held for the National constitutional Assembly. A new Constituent Assembly empowered to rewrite the Constitution and deprive of power the Congress controlled by the opposition.
The Venezuelan opposition has refused to recognize the election results and rioted. The international community has subjected to criticism the elections. The US imposed sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela was excluded from subregional trade and economic Union MERCOSUR. The members of the Organization of American States (OAS), including the US, Canada and Mexico, said they do not recognize the authority of the Constitutional Assembly.