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Opposition coalition wins East Timor election

Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast votes in a generalelectionon Saturday, in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation's parliament.With 97 percent of votes from Saturday's election counted, the three-party Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) - led by in

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East Timor votes after tense campaign

"There are concerns given the vitriol that has accompanied the campaigning, that once the results are known one of the two main groups is going to be very disappointed and there may be trouble," Damien Kingsbury, coordinator of the Australia Timor-Leste Election Observer Mission, told AFP.

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East Timor independence fighter set to become PM again

DILI: Ballot-counting almost finished in East Timor on Sunday, with a three-party coalition headed by independence fighter Xanana Gusmao leading in the vote, making him likely to be prime minister for the third time in one of the world’s youngest nations.

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East Timor opposition coalition heads for victory in election

DILI (Reuters) - A coalition of East Timor's opposition parties, including a party led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, was heading for victory on Sunday in an election held after months of deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation's parliament.

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East Timor Votes to Break Political Impasse in Parliament

DILI — Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast votes in a general election on Saturday, in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation's parliament.This month's election campaign has been marred by sporadic violence, though East Timor has been largely peaceful in

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East Timor PM urges calm as voters await election result

PM Alkatiri talks to journalists after casting his vote in a polling station in Dili's Farol neighborhood on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AN Photo)

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Great power rivalries over East Timor — Then & now

Despite being a tiny country just six times the size of Hong Kong and a population of only 1.2 million, the southern Pacific island state of East Timor has become the scene of great power rivalries between China and the West in recent years, thanks to its strategically important location.

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East Timor votes to end political impasse

The 2017 parliamentary election produced no clear winner, with the Fretilin party of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri winning just 0.2 per cent more votes than the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction, the party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao.

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East Timor opposition coalition heads for victory

With almost all the votes counted in Saturday's poll, a coalition of East Timor's opposition parties was underway to win an election held after months of deadlock, getting 49.59 percent of the total votes.

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East Timor votes after tense campaign - Breitbart

“There are concerns given the vitriol that has accompanied the campaigning, that once the results are known one of the two main groups is going to be very disappointed and there may be trouble,” Damien Kingsbury, coordinator of the Australia Timor-Leste Election Observer Mission, told AFP.

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East Timor votes to end political impasse - 9News

Thousands of East Timorese have lined up to cast votes in a general election in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the Southeast Asian nation's parliament.This month's election campaign has been marred by sporadic violence, though East Timor has been largely peaceful in recent years follow

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East Timor's latest election shows a democracy maturing

East Timor is in for another change of government, less than nine months afterthe last elections. Xanana Gusmao’s Alliance for Change and Progress (AMP) appears to have secured 35 seats in the 65-seat legislature, ousting the minority Fretilin government which was forced to the poll after having its

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East Timor opposition set to take power after violence-hit campaign

East Timor's opposition coalition is set to take power as it squeaked across the line with an absolute majority, preliminary election results showed Sunday, after a fractious campaign marred by violence and mud-slinging.

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East Timor votes in general election to break political impasse in parliament

Xanana Gusmao, independence hero and the country's first president, votes in a general election in Dili, East Timor, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lirio Da Fonseca

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Election preview: East Timor - The World is Not Enough

It’s been a big week for democracy in South-East Asia, with Wednesday’sstunning opposition victoryin Malaysia. Today, in a smaller affair but even closer to home, voters in East Timor (also called Timor-Leste) have the opportunity to strike another blow against autocracy.

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East Timor opposition coalition heads for victory in election | Malay Mail

Election officials begin to count votes during a general election in Dili, East Timor, May 12, 2018. — Reuters pic

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DLA Piper advises East Timor on historic maritime treaty

The treaty was signed by the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister for the Delimitation of Borders and Agent in the conciliation process, Agio Pereira, and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, overseen by the UN secretary-general António Guterres, bringing an end to what has been a protr

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East Timor opposition set to take power after violence-hit campaign - Breitbart

Dili (East Timor) (AFP) – East Timor’s opposition coalition is set to take power as it squeaked across the line with an absolute majority, preliminary election results showed Sunday, after a fractious campaign marred by violence and mud-slinging.

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East Timor votes in second election in less than a year

“I wish the winning party may look after the clean water, the roads to villages, education system and health sector,” said farmer Sergio Soares Ximenes.

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East Timor elections: second vote in less than a year

Polls have closed in East Timor after voters turned out to elect a parliament for the second time in less than a year.The south-east Asian nation has been in a political stalemate since elections resulted in a minority government last July.Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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