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VOX Files Complaint over Vote-Counting Company Independence

The Spanish political party VOX has filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office, decrying the dismissal of five independent advisors from INDRA, the Spanish IT company charged with counting votes during the national elections. 

The crime in question would consist of what is described in the penal code (art. 291) as an “imposition of a harmful agreement,” and would involve the company’s shareholders who agreed to the move. The “harm,” in this case, would be to the company, given that the decision reduces its independence, which could reduce investment.

The dismissal of the independent advisors was apparently agreed to by the country’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, together with Joseph Oughourlian, president of Prisa, a large media conglomerate. 

Vice-President of Economic affairs for VOX, Víctor González, has said that the dismissal and consequent reduction to INDRA’s independence is the result of a “concerted operation,” and constitutes an “irregular action” that led to the company’s value dropping by €350 million the very day it took place. 

Carlos Perona Calvete is a writer for The European Conservative. He has a background in International Relations and Organizational Behavior, has worked in the field of European project management, and is currently awaiting publication of a book in which he explores the metaphysics of political representation.