Thursday, 3 August 2017

Venezuela chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega to probe election fraud claim

Venezuela's chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has opened an investigation into claims of fraud during Sunday's controversial election for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution.

Ms Ortega, a fierce critic of President Nicolás Maduro, called for an independent audit of the vote.

The move came just hours after the British-based company, Smartmatic, that supplied the voting system said that the turnout figures had been inflated.

Mr Maduro has dismissed the claims.

BBC     News.