Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday agreed to investigate piling election fraud accusations a day after rejecting the fraud claims as “extreme left” inventions. Santos said he would organize a top-level meeting with ministers, judicial authorities and the military on Wednesday to discuss the piling fraud allegations. The meeting will take place just four days ahead of presidential elections after leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, a staunch anti-corruption crusader, called on his supporters to take to the streets when polls close on Sunday.
… “The software has algorithm alterations that don’t give a guarantee and could generate a massive fraud,” Petro said on Sunday, days after calling on his supporters to register as electoral witnesses and take to the streets on election day.
One of Petro’s conservative rivals, former Vice-President German Vargas, took a swipe at the leftist, sarcastically urging him to ask Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for electoral software if he doesn’t trust Colombian institutions.