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East Timor Appears Headed for Run-off Without Ramos-Horta

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 11:15 am (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 on the second-round ballot. With more than 60 percent of the vote tallied, election officials say Mr. Ramos-Horta is trailing in third place. Preliminary results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead […]

Presidential Vote in East Timor Is Peaceful

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Citizens of East Timor, one of the world’s youngest and poorest nations, voted Saturday in the the second presidential election since the country won its independence from Indonesia in 2002. Saturday’s election ended peacefully, with no unrest reported – a stark contrast from the previous presidential vote in 2006, which nearly plunged the country into […]

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East Timor Holds Presidential Election

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor held its second presidential election on Saturday since winning its independence from Indonesia in May of 2002. Although 11 candidates are challenging incumbent president and Nobel Peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, the election is expected to be a three-way contest, with Francisco Guterres from the main opposition Fretilin party and Jose Maria de Vasconcelos, […]

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