By Max Lane Timor Leste’s third parliamentary election since the restoration of independence in 2002 was held on July 7. The largest of the incumbent parties, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), almost secured an absolute majority of parliamentary seats. It has formed a coalition government with two smaller parties, the […]
Timor Leste: notes on the 2012 Presidential Elections.
The second round vote for the President of Timor Leste has been announced. The two candidates were Lu’olo (Francisco Guterres), a candidate put forward by FRETILIN and Taur Matan Ruak (José Maria Vasconcelos), a non-party candidate, being supported by Xanana Gusmao, current prime minister and president of the political party, National Council for Timorese Reconstruction […]
The Democratic Movement and East Timorese Solidarity movement in the 1990s: Interesting materials
During the 1990s an organisation called AKSI, later renamed Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) (where I was National Coordinator for much of the time) published several books and monographs on Indonesia and East Timor. Some of these can be accessed on the web.
Timor Leste: No leaderships with a national-scale authority
13 August, 2007 No leaderships with a national-scale authority The recent Presidential and parliamentary elections have been very revealing. They have showed that no political institution or figure from the period of the national liberation struggle has developed a political following based on program, ideology, ideas or leadership. No figure or institution scored more than […]