“The Interior Ministry is preparing to maintain the security of
citizens and members of the election commissions. The contingent to be
drawn for the polling day will be great and include cadets of the
Interior Ministry’s universities, servicemen of the National Guard, and
representatives of the public,” Chaly said at a press conference on May 20.
He said the presidential elections are proceeding in a complicated sociopolitical and crime situation.
“We have set up more than 32,000 polling stations. Public order will
be maintained by over 55,700 police personnel. We are also going to draw
20,000 volunteers,” Chaly said, adding that the security of the polling
stations will be maintained by over 20,000 police personnel and more
than 3,000 representatives of the public.