Last Updated 17/03/2007, 13:05:59
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The eight candidates contesting East Timor's presidential poll have signed a code of conduct designed to ensure the vote is fair and peaceful.
The presidential election on April the 9th will be East Timor's first since it achieved independence in 2002, but there are concerns it could trigger unrest.
The code commits the eight candidates to respect the poll's result or challenge it in appropriate courts.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the head of the UN mission in East Timor.
Concern for the poll security centres partly on fugitive soldier Major Alfredo Reinado, who is being hunted by Australian troops from the international peacekeeping force.