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Ruling Party Wins E. Timor Poll

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The party of East Timor’s prime minister has won the parliamentary elections — but without an overall majority. With all the ballots counted from Saturday’s poll, the National Council of Timorese Resistance party, led by former rebel leader and current prime minister Xanana Gusmao, had just over 36 percent of the vote. The results are […]

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East Timor Votes In National Elections

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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East Timorese are voting to choose members of parliament, following a relatively peaceful two-round presidential contest in March and April. Polls opened early Saturday in an electoral process that is expected to result in the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in December. Twenty-one parties have fielded candidates for the 65-seat parliament. The two top parties are […]

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East Timor Holds National Elections Saturday

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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East Timorese go to the polls Saturday to choose members of parliament, following a relatively peaceful two-round presidential contest in March and April. The electoral process is expected to result in the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in December. Twenty-one parties have fielded candidates for the 65-seat parliament. The two top parties are the National Congress […]

Former Independence Fighter New President of East Timor

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former independence leader Taur Matan Ruak has won East Timor’s presidential election. Election officials announced Tuesday that Ruak won the presidential runoff with 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent for Francisco Guterres, another independence leader known as “Lu Olo.” Guterres placed slightly ahead of Ruak in last month’s first round of the presidential […]

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Former Independence Fighter New President of East Timor

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former independence leader Taur Matan Ruak has won East Timor’s presidential election. Elections officials announced Tuesday that Ruak won the presidential run-off with 61 percent of all votes cast, compared to 38 percent for Francisco Guterres, another independence leader known as “Lu Olo.” Guterres placed slightly ahead of Ruak in last month’s first round of […]

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East Timorese Vote in Presidential Runoff

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor residents voted in a presidential runoff Monday, choosing between two former leaders of the nation’s independence war. The winner will replace outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, who ran third in the first round of presidential balloting. The presidency is largely ceremonial, but the incumbent holds significant moral influence. The […]

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East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

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East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

East Timor Heads for Run-Off Without Ramos-Horta

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Preliminary election results in East Timor indicate the country is headed for a presidential run-off without incumbent leader Jose Ramos-Horta. With more than 60 percent of the vote tallied, Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, is ahead with about 28 percent of the vote, followed by former military chief Jose Maria de Vasconcelos […]

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