By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 23 Mar 2011 • 16:25
WITH just less than two months to the local elections possible ‘irregularities’ have been found in municipal registers. These irregularities were discovered in the registers – padron – of 22 towns in Malaga Province, the electoral census office said. The names of the towns have not been made public.
Those which haven’t provided an explanation to the census office have been reported to the Central Electoral Junta in a bid to prevent fraud in the May elections.
Irregularities have been detected in 295 towns throughout Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics, which has a system to detect suspiciously high numbers of people registering as residents.
More than 120 towns have not answered the request for an explanation.
The office also looks into claims of irregularities from private citizens and political parties, something which has occurred in 14 towns.
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