The APIS IT company on Monday refuted allegations by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko that because of APIS, the HDZ had been robbed of five or six seats at the last parliamentary election.
"Statements and allegations of possible manipulation of election results can only signify a lack of knowledge of the election process," a press release from APIS said, refuting Karamarko's claims that the company had complete supervision of counting votes at the parliamentary election.
APIS does not count votes nor compile reports about the work of electoral committees but is responsible for the technical implementation of the election, APIS underscored, adding that any other information could be obtained from the relevant body - the State Electoral Commission (DIP).
The press release says that every polling committee includes representatives of political parties and any one of them can request a copy of the report which can be easily compared with the election results that are still accessible on the Internet. APIS applications facilitate a transcript of data taken from reports by two different people and electoral commissions control entries prior to and after they are entered, APIS said.
APIS also refuted Karamarko's allegations that it had come under state ownership during the Social Democratic Party's (SDP) rule, stating that the state had a 51% ownership share in the APIS IT company and the City of Zagreb had a 49% share in the company and that that share of ownership had not changed since 2005.
On Monday DIP said that the statement of the existence of indications of the robbing of parliamentary seats raises doubt in the regularity of election results and as such DIP has filed charges to the sate prosecution (DORH) on suspicion of a criminal act of electoral fraud.