Government-elect develops app to prevent fraud in public consultation for Airport

This app will be used at each of the voting tables in 538 municipalities throughout the country
Government-elect develops app to prevent fraud in public consultation for Airport
Should the airport in Texcoco be cancelled, the Benito Juárez International Airport would require some serious modifications in response to its saturation - Photo: Carlos Mejía/EL UNIVERSAL
24/10/2018
14:16
Carina García
Mexico City
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The public consultation for the construction and location of Mexico City’s New International Airport (NAIM) will feature a mobile app to avoid fraud during the voting, according to the spokesman of the government-elect, Jesús Ramírez Cuevas.

This app will be used at each of the voting tables in 538 municipalities throughout the country. The data of voters’ identification cards will be captured therein, preventing citizens from participating at any other consultation table in the country.

“We cannot keep people from getting organized and going out to vote. This new app will be used in each of the tables for voters to register their credentials, preventing them from using them again at another module,” he claimed.

Should the airport in Texcoco be cancelled, the Benito Juárez International Airport would require some serious modifications in response to its saturation. We would have to include an expenditure forecast in our budget for 2019 and broaden its capacity in a few years, stated Javier Jiménez Espriú.

The spokesman assured that the technology for the app was developed by MORENA technicians and the National Electoral Institute (INE) had nothing to do with it.

Ramírez Cuevas said that the voting process would be conducted in full transparency, adding that there would also be household surveys, given that the public consultation was a “political decision to invite citizens to participate in this decision.”

In a press conference, the soon-to-be Secretary of Communications and Transports, Javier Jiménez Espriú, disclosed details on the investment for two airport projects that will be subject to consultation.
 

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