July 5, 2020

More than 92,000 agents responsible for the security of the election day

More than 92,000 agents of the different bodies and security forces of the State participate this Sunday in the device designed for election day, for which, says the Ministry of Interior, all "precise and necessary" measures have been taken.

According to figures provided by that department, more than 29,000 national police, 46,000 civil guards, 4,300 regional police officers and 13,300 local police officers work in the operation.

As on April 28, in addition to physical security, the device includes cybersecurity, to protect the process from potential threats on the network and misinformation.

It is a device similar to other electoral appointments, although police sources, without giving closed figures, have pointed out to Efe that in the case of Catalonia it is the largest designed so far for elections.

Mossos d'Esquadra, National Police, Civil Guard and Urban Guard participate in the operational coordination center (Cecor) constituted in the Ministry of Interior.

The acting Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said yesterday Saturday when visiting the National Data Center that the security reinforcement in each autonomous community is "the necessary and price."

The objective is to guarantee the normality of a day in which more than 37 million Spaniards are called to exercise their right to vote.

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