Sunday, January 19, 2014

Communications chief resigns: ADAC admits tampering with election to the ... - ABC Online

At this year’s ceremony in car prices of the ADAC, there have been serious manipulation. The reports the “Bild am Sonntag”. Accordingly, Michael Ramstetter, ADAC head of communications and editor of the ADAC members newspaper “Motor World”, granted in discussions with the ADAC guide on Friday to have published fake numbers of votes in the reader poll for “favorite car of the Germans.”

Ramstetter has all the functions and duties set out in the ADAC. He had admitted his personal error and apologizes his misconduct. He regretted to have added to the credibility of the ADAC damage.

allegations vigorously initially rejected

ADAC top ordered an internal review of the award in previous years. 2015 will be awarded in a notarized supervised method the reader price.

The “Yellow Angel” award, the VW Golf had been awarded in the category favorite car of the Germans. The readers of “Motor World” had elected majority the vehicle, according to the Automobile Club. In a report, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” was the first of clues been mentioned, the numbers in the vote may have been rigged. The ADAC had initially rejected with all certainty.

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But after this manipulation allegations of ADAC announced to award the analysis of the survey for the “Gelber Engel” Prize externally. “We will from next year appoint an agency with the evaluation of the poll and beglauben the elections notarized” Ramstetter who had previously said “Euro am Sonntag”.

controversial question of how many participants take part in the polls, wanted the ADAC call in the future no concrete figures. But you see no reason so Ramstetter on.

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