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05 March 2011

Horta says yes to extending PNTL General Commander's mandate for another two years

Timor Post, March 4, 2011 language source: Tetun - President Jose Ramos Horta said he preferred extending the Timorese National Police (PNTL) General Commander's mandate for another two years, as the Government should keep in mind preparations for the general elections in 2012.

"We know that the Government gave him two years; therefore it needs to be renewed for another two years so that he can make some changes," Horta said.

Horta also said it is better not to replace the current commander as a process of change within the PNTL is still going on.

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