» 04/12/2007, 00.00
Presidential elections: some candidates complain of irregularities as the country prepares for a two
Five candidates call for a halt to vote counting until the process can be secured with other observers present. According to partial results Horta and Guterres should square off next May 8.
06/04/2007 EAST TIMOR
Election campaign ends as East Timorese get set to go to the poll to pick next president
Calm returns to the country after factional clashes. Presidential elections will take place next Monday. Nobel Prize winner Ramos Horta and Fretilin leader Francisco Guterres are favoured. Catholic Church tells faithful to choose “with conscience” and unexpectedly picks a former student activist, Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo, as its choice.
10/04/2007 EAST TIMOR
Peace Prize laureate Ramos-Horta appears to be leading in vote
Yesterday’s elections went off without a hitch. Preliminary results indicate that no candidate will win on the first ballot. The ruling Fretilin party seems to have lost; its candidate Guterres is only third.
19/03/2012 EAST TIMOR
Ramos-Horta loses E Timor presidential election, Guterres and Ruak in runoff
With 73 per cent of ballots counted, the incumbent head of state admits defeat and congratulates the challengers who are now on a runoff scheduled for 21 April. The official transfer of power is set for 19 May. No one won more than 50 per cent in the first ballot. East Timorese are happy to see that the finalists are two veterans of the independence struggle.
29/05/2006 EAST TIMOR
Increasing calls for the prime minister's resignation
In Dili hundreds of people are demonstrating against Prime Minister Alkatiri. The Catholic Church calls for a new government. Political leaders are in emergency meetings, whilst armed gangs are still ransacking the capital.
06/07/2007 EAST TIMOR
Coalition government for East Timor
Fretilin wins a plurality in parliamentary elections but not enough to form a government. Former President Gusmão’s is likely to form a coalition with three other parties if it gets the president’s green light.
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