Angola: O que os angolanos deviam saber sobre a INDRA — III

  • What Angolans should know about INDRA – III

1.) Minsait (Indra) will manage Angola’s general elections

https://es.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/minsait-indra-gestionara-las-elecciones-generales-de-angola-2216348

Vote Transmission and Tallying. Angola’s Organic Law on General Elections establishes two flows of information: one for the preliminary results and other for official results. The CNE requested Indra to develop a software application that would include only one flow of information, which generates a provisional clearance, which is then converted into a final ballot. Indra accepted this petition that violates the legal framework. Instead of transmitting the results from the base of the pyramid, Indra’s solution allowed the polling stations’ results to be first sent to the top of the pyramid, the headquarters of the CNE in Luanda, to have the national results to determine the provincial results. According to the press, this request came directly from the MPLA, as they did not want municipal commissions to divulge or publish provisional results.

http://e-lected.blogspot.com/2017/10/elections-in-angola-new-scandal-for.html

2.) The company INDRA is not a guarantor for the Spanish elections

European Spaces (14/4/2019)

PODEMOS; Citizen platform. Social Democrats has initiated a petition addressed to the CENTRAL ELECTORAL BOARD (JEC), GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE JUDICIARY, Congress of Deputies and President of the Government of Spain, which reads as follows:

“By virtue of the latest news, about the participation of INDRA, in the illegal financing of the Popular Party.

We cannot allow INDRA to be the company in charge of electoral processing, because it is not an impartial factor, due to the accusations and in the process in which it has been punctuated by Operation Lezo.

3.) Sin embargo, no es necesario irnos muy lejos, dado que estas prácticas también se producen en España. Porque aunque es cierto que en nuestro país el delito de corrupción en los negocios todavía tiene –siendo eufemísticos– muy poco recorrido, podemos destacar ciertos casos en los que se pueden advertir prácticas de «retorno» como, por ejemplo, en el conocido caso Defex (por el suministro de material policial a la República de Angola), el cual todavía se encuentra subjudice 1

EL DELITO DE CORRUPCIÓN EN LOS NEGOCIOS (boe.es)

4.)    Indra preparing Lubango airport in Angola for the 2010 African Cup of Nations

The contract amounts to euros 7M and is part of the effort the country is making so that facilities are ready in January Indra acquires an important reference in information systems for passenger management in this continent

Indra preparing Lubango airport in Angola for the 2010 African Cup of Nations | indra (indracompany.com)

5.) INDRA and weapon sales—-

***   Corruption in the Military Industry. The case of Spain and the international dimension

Otro caso de puertas giratorias entre el Ministerio de Defensa y las empresas militares es la designación, en junio de 2014, de Adolfo Menéndez al frente de la Asociación Española de Empresas Tecnológicas de Defensa, Aeronáutica y Espacio (TEDAE), la patronal que agrupa a la mayoría y más importantes empresas militares de España. Menéndez, es además miembro del Consejo de Administración de INDRA, empresa que suministra la mayoría de la electrónica que precisan los fabricantes de armas en España, simuladores de vuelo, dirección de misiles y de tiro de toda clase de armas. Precisamente Menéndez había acompañado a Pedro Morenés en el cargo de Subsecretario de Defensa cuando éste era Secretario de Defensa, durante el gobierno de  …..

4053-Texto del artículo-5188-1-10-20180129.pdf

Corrupcion_en_el_ambito_industrial_milit.pdf

6.) 

CASO PÚNICA-LEZO Indra estaría presuntamente implicada en la financiación ilegal del Partido Popular a través de las tramas Lezo y Púnica. La Audiencia Nacional unificó ambos casos en una sola pieza en enero de 2018 463 , y los medios a menudo informan del proceso judicial abordando conjuntamente ambos casos (e incluso también Gürtel) como “caso de financiación ilegal del PP464”. El caso Púnica inició su curso judicial en 2014465, y ya entonces la prensa señaló a Indra como una de las presuntas beneficiarias en la adjudicación de contratos a cambio de aportaciones ilegales al Partido Popular466. El exconsejero delegado de Indra Javier de Andrés

Según informó El Confidencial en mayo de 2018470: “Indra ha reconocido al instructor de los casos Lezo y Púnica, el juez Manuel GarcíaCastellón, que no puede explicar por qué motivo pagó más de un millón de euros a varias mercantiles que, según la investigación, habrían desviado luego el dinero a la caja B del PP. La tecnológica admite que, bajo la presidencia de Javier Monzón, pagó facturas por ese importe, pero no encuentra en sus archivos internos ningún tipo de información sobre los bienes o servicios que recibió a cambio” En octubre de 2018 se archivó la causa contra dos directivos de Indra acusados de contratar (por indicación de la Comunidad de Madrid) con una de las empresas de la trama Púnica471 .

CASO PÚNICA-LEZO Indra estaría presuntamente implicada en la financiación ilegal del Partido Popular a través de las tramas Lezo y Púnica. La Audiencia Nacional unificó ambos casos en una sola pieza en enero de 2018 463 , y los medios a menudo informan del proceso judicial abordando conjuntamente ambos casos (e incluso también Gürtel) como “caso de financiación ilegal del PP464”. El caso Púnica inició su curso judicial en 2014465, y ya entonces la prensa señaló a Indra como una de las presuntas beneficiarias en la adjudicación de contratos a cambio de aportaciones ilegales al Partido Popular466. El exconsejero delegado de Indra Javier de Andrés  

2. OBJETIVOS DEL ESTUDIO Y METODOLOGÍA DEL ANÁLISIS (comunicarseweb.com)

7.) Indra is the main contractor of the national arms industry and the only Spanish company that appears in the top 100 military companies in the world, although its businesses cover sectors as distant in appearance as energy, electoral services and the media. Indra, god of the sky and rain in Vedic mythology, is also one of the IBEX 35 companies with the greatest appetite for senior military and political officials, mainly from the Ministry of Defense. Indra’s revolving doors are not as well known as those of other companies in the Spanish selective sector. Indra pays special attention to personalities from the second line of power, from secretaries of state to lieutenant generals of the Armed Forces, some of whom have designed the purchase list of the Spanish Army. Faces without a trace in the newspaper archives.

Indra’s big electoral business | tomalaprensa

8.) As of 2019, 27 people were indicted and on trial relating to Defex deals in Angola.968 A US$153 million contract for the sale of police equipment to Angola reportedly involved heavily padded invoices, with the extra money allegedly shared out among Angolan government workers and Defex executives.969 Two-thirds of the contract amount was reportedly used for bribes.970 In September 2019, the Spanish Anti-Corruption Prosecutor indicted three individuals for alleged corruption in obtaining security and defence contracts in Cameroon worth US$100 million.971 

2020_Report_ExportingCorruption_English-2.pdf (transparency.org)

9.) This was based on allegations of unlawfulness in the contractual procedure of the two companies meant to provide technological services to support the general elections, namely SINFIC (Industrial Information Systems and Consulting) and INDRA Systems (an information technology company). The issue was that despite the large sums involved (around 143 million euros), the two companies had been contracted without a public tender, in a fraudulent scheme operated by MPLA. SINFIC is a Portuguese company linked to Angolan businessmen, and INDRA is a Spanish company, also with shareholders close to the Angolan government. SINFIC was hired to prepare voters’ rolls and the accreditation of party agents, and INDRA to supply voting material and technological solutions. The two companies also supplied materials for the 2012 elections, in which the opposition accused them of fraudulent dealings with the Angolan government

JAE17.1Matsimbe.pdf (eisa.org)

10.) ANGOLA FINAL REPORT Parliamentary Elections 5 September 2008

The CNE was faced with an election legal framework with many poorly defined procedures. However, it tried to find practical solutions to the challenges of an election and to ensure maximum access to voters. It hired a foreign company, INDRA, which had the task of producing the election materials in Europe and transporting it to Luanda and a local one, Valleysoft, for its national distribution. The CNE utilised as well the services of the administration, police and military to reach remote areas of the country. Nevertheless, late decision making, poor communication of these procedural changes and breaches in the election law led to confusion and lack of necessary controls on Election Day and after.

Final_Report_EU_EOM_Angola_2008_(final).doc (eods.eu)

11.) REPORT ON THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF 31 AUGUST 2012 IN THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA

Report on 2012 Angola Elections for EISA

12.) Coligação para Observação                      Eleitoral COE / 2012   

Microsoft Word – RELATÓRIO DAS ELEIÇÕES GERAIS COE 2012 – FINAL (eisa.org)

13.) Angola: Lusaka agreement and its aftermath

EISA Angola: Lusaka agreement and its aftermath

14.)  Angola: 1992 Elections

EISA Angola: 1992 Elections  

15.) Angola: 1980 Single-Party Election

EISA Angola: 1980 Single-Party Election 

16.)  We remember that the companies that are being chosen are the same ones that have participated in the 2008 and 2012 pouts. In 2008, for example, INDRA produced more ballot papers than the CNE claimed to have received, and provided a technological system that was not in conformity with the law. SINFIC, in turn, was the company that advised the Ministry of Territorial Administration and the CNE in the production of incorrect electoral notebooks.

Dictator Dos Santos hires Spanish companies INDRA and SINFIC for electoral control | THE FINANCIAL WORLD (elmundofinanciero.com) 

17.)  The Evaluation Committee of the CNE, led by Edeltrudes Costa, considered as “eligible” only three of the companies: the Spanish INDRA, which together with ValleSoft was hired by the CNE in 2008, and two other Angolans who have no previous experience in elections, Seytel Serviços de Telecomunicaçoes SA and Soluções Tecnologias de Informação e Consultoria LDA. These two Angolan companies are closely related to prominent figures of the current MPLA regime of Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. Three international companies were excluded despite their extensive experience and qualifications, for failing to send the 15 supporting documents over the weekend.

They denounce serious irregularities in the hiring process of the Spanish company INDRA by the Electoral Commission of Angola – CIDAF – UCM (cidafucm.es)

They denounce serious irregularities in the hiring process of the Spanish company INDRA by the Electoral Commission of Angola – CIDAF – UCM (cidafucm.es)

18.) 2012 Angola. Accusation of complicity with the government. After a disputed tender, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) of the African country of Angola hired Indra for more than 250 million dollars to supply the materials and install a technological transmission system for the registration of votes during the parliamentary elections of that country. Opposition leader Isaias Samakuva said publicly: “We have no doubt that Indra came to Angola to satisfy the personal interests of José Eduardo dos Santos (president) and not those of the country.” Indra had already been accused of collaborating with dos Santos in manipulating that country’s previous elections in 2008.

Learn about the scandals of Indra, the company in charge of electronic counting in the next elections – EL PERIODIQUITO ORIENTAL.COM

Author: angolatransparency

-Impulsionar os cidadãos angolanos a questionarem como o erário público é gerido e terem a capacidade de responsabilizar os seus maus gestores de acordo com os princípios estabelecidos na Constituição da República --Boost the Angolan citizens to question how the public money is managed and have the ability to blame their bad managers in accordance with the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Republic-------------- Prof. N'gola Kiluange (Serafim de Oliveira)

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