Independente, March 27, 2012 language source: Tetun - Timorese Operational Police Commander Superintendent Armando Monteiro affirmed they would deploy 2,582 officers of PNTL to ensure the security during the second round of the presidential election the upcoming on April 16.
He said the result of their observation for the security maintenance during the first round of election showed that, the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and PNTL were capable of maintaining the security themselves. He added that, they would continue to maintain the security so that all people could exercise their right to attend the elections freely.
“We will maintain our position to give security protection for all citizens to participate in the second round of the elections,” Monteiro said. He also said that the security situation in the first round of the election was going well or under control, but they would increase numbers o f the security officers in the field.