Democratic Party (East Timor)
|Democratic Party in Timor-Leste|
|Leader||Fernando de Araújo|
|Founded||10 June 2000|
|Headquarters||Rua de Colmera, Dili|
|Youth wing||Democratic Youth|
|Women's wing||Democratic Women's Organization|
|Politics of East Timor
The Democratic Party (Portuguese: Partido Democrático) or the Democratic Party In Timor-Leste is a centre-left political party in East Timor, established on 10 June 2001. Currently, most of the members of the party are of the young generation who are studying abroad, and those who have completed their studies in Indonesia, Norway, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
In the 2001 parliamentary election held on 30 August, the party won 8.7% of the popular vote and seven out of 88 seats. The party has the second-highest representation in parliament, after the FRETILIN.
|Election||Total seats won||Total votes||Share of votes||Outcome of election||Election leader|
|2001||31,680||8.72%||7 seats; 'Opposition||Fernando de Araújo|
|2007||46,946||11.30%||1 seats; Governing coalition (CNRT-PSD-ASDT-PD)||Fernando de Araújo|
|2012||48,851||10.31%||; Governing coalition (CNRT-PD)||Fernando de Araújo|
|Share of votes||Outcome||2nd round
|Share of votes||Outcome|
|2007||Fernando de Araújo||77,459||19.18%||Lost|
|2012||Fernando de Araújo||80,381||17.30%||Lost|
- Shoesmith, Dennis (October 2011), Political Parties and Groupings of Timor-Leste (3rd ed.), p. 36
- 2007 presidential election results, East Timor Election Commission website.
- "National Provisional Results from the 30 June 2007 Parliamentary Elections", Comissão Nacional de Eleições Timor-Leste, July 9, 2007.
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