“The Austrian company hired to make a parallel vote counting will naturally give results that are different from those of the Bulgarian Central Electoral Commission (CEC),” said mathematician Professor Mihail Konstantinov with the Information Service, speaking in an interview with the morning programme of bTV. “The protocols of the Sectional Electoral Commission have technical mistakes, which are later on corrected by the Regional Electoral Commission. The Austrian company will work with the uncorrected documents, like the sectional protocol. During the procedure, this sectional protocol is corrected by the Central Electoral Commission, but on a different level.
The figures will be different and I hope that there will be no difference in the mandates. Usually the Central Electoral Commission does not make mistakes with the party votes, but rather mistake certain sums. Mistakes with the votes for the different political parties are very rarely made, since the experts are very careful with them,” Konstantinov explained.
“The company cannot be an analogue to the Central Electoral Commission; this is a company which will examine the figures of 12,000 protocols – around one million numbers, which will produce a different result, but I hope that they will come out with the same parliament,” the professor said further.