In­te­rior Min­istry ready for elec­tions

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Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Gen­eral De­part­ment of Pub­lic Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia at the In­te­rior Min­istry Adel Al-Hashash un­veiled yes­ter­day that some 4,000 po­lice per­son­nel would be dis­trib­uted across the coun­try to se­cure the up­com­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions slated for Novem­ber 26.

Hashash said that the min­istry is fully ready for the up­com­ing elec­tions, adding that the se­cu­rity in­sti­tu­tion would spare no ef­fort to sub­stan­ti­ate ax­ioms of democ­racy in the coun­try and would take all nec­es­sary mea­sures to en­sure a smooth process for the elec­tions.

He pointed out that the min­istry has also made all prepa­ra­tions to en­sure smooth flow of traf­fic and se­cu­rity dur­ing the elec­tion process and make sure that vot­ers can ex­er­cise their rights at ease and select their can­di­dates with trans­parency and in­tegrity un­der the full su­per­vi­sion of the ju­di­cial body un­til elec­tion re­sults come out.

Hashash said that the min­istry is also tak­ing charge of spread­ing aware­ness for can­di­dates, their del­e­gates and vot­ers on the traf­fic and se­cu­rity pre­cau­tions per­ti­nent to elec­tions, in ad­di­tion to mak­ing it easy for the for­eign press wish­ing to cover the elec­tions.

He added that prepa­ra­tions for set­ting up a press and me­dia cen­ter equipped with the lat­est me­dia means have been com­pleted, re­veal­ing that some 20 self-ser­vice de­vices have been dis­trib­uted at a num­ber of co-op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties and com­mer­cial com­plexes through which vot­ers can in­quire di­rectly about their vot­ing in­for­ma­tion and lo­ca­tions of the polling cen­ters.

He also said that the min­istry has pre­pared short mes­sages con­tain­ing the needed mea­sures and aware­ness texts per­ti­nent to le­gal, traf­fic and se­cu­rity mea­sures and co­or­di­nate with the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies to spread the aware­ness mes­sages to the vot­ers.

He con­cluded by say­ing that the min­istry has fa­cil­i­tated a web­site, on the min­istry’s of­fi­cial web­site, for in­quiry about the vot­ing reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion, in ad­di­tion to the pub­li­ca­tion of posters con­tain­ing aware­ness mes­sages and bill­boards for the can­di­dates in all ar­eas, in­ter­sec­tions and main roads. — KUNA

Bri­gadier Adel Al-Hashash

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