The computers that will be used to tally and release the results of next Sunday's general elections are in good order, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said.
"The process that will take place next Sunday in the country will be an election that people can have confidence in," UNAM president Jose Narro said.
The UNAM president released the results Tuesday of an audit conducted by the university of the Preliminary Election Results Program, or PREP, developed by the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE.
The auditors reviewed 260,000 lines of code in the software programs used to process the results of the vote tallies conducted by the 300 election districts, the IFE said.
UNAM's computer and information technology department "conducted technical tests to confirm that the operating results generated by the PREP are consistent with the functions that must be performed," the IFE said in a statement.
"The tests that were done show that the PREP is ready technically to report and distribute preliminary election results," the IFE said.
PREP figures are informative in nature and not considered final results, and they are not legally valid or a substitute for the tallies from Mexico's 300 election districts, which will begin their counts on July 4, the IFE said.
Nearly 80 million Mexicans will be eligible to vote for a new president, 628 legislators and thousands of other officials in next Sunday's general elections. EFE