East Timorese parliamentary election, 2001

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East Timorese parliamentary election, 2001
East Timor
30 August 2001 → 2007

All 65 seats to the National Parliament of East Timor
  First party Second party
  Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2001.jpg Fernando de Araújo.jpg
Leader Mari Alkatiri Fernando de Araújo
Party FRETILIN Democratic Party
Seats won 55 7
Popular vote 208,531 31,680
Percentage 57.37% 8.72%
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
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Constituent Assembly elections were held in East Timor on 30 August 2001, the second anniversary of the independence referendum. One member was elected from each of the country's thirteen districts, whilst a further 75 were elected by proportional representation.[1] The result was a victory for the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, which won 55 of the 88 seats. Voter turnout was 93%.[2] Following the election the Assembly nominated a transitional Council of Ministers with Mari Alkatiri as Chief Minister.[3]

Results[edit]

Results of election
Parties Votes % Seats
Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor 208,531 57.37 55
Democratic Party 31,680 8.72 7
Social Democratic Party 29,726 8.18 6
Timorese Social Democratic Association 28,495 7.84 6
Timorese Democratic Union 8,584 2.36 2
Timorese Nationalist Party 8,035 2.21 2
Association of Timorese Heroes 7,735 2.13 2
People's Party of Timor 7,322 2.01 2
Christian Democratic Party 7,181 1.98 2
Socialist Party of Timor 6,483 1.78 1
Liberal Party 4,013 1.10 1
Christian Democratic Party of Timor 2,413 0.66 1
Timorese Popular Democratic Association 2,181 0.60 0
Labour Party 2,026 0.56 0
National Republic Party of East Timor 1,970 0.54 0
Maubere Democratic Party 1,788 0.49 0
Independents 5,341 1.47 1
Invalid/blank votes 20,747 - -
Total 384,248 100 88
Source: IFES, IPU

Aftermath[edit]

The Assembly had the mandate of preparing a constitution. It had to be approved by at least 60 of the 88 members within 90 days of the Assembly's first sitting.[1] The new constitution was promulgated in March 2002,[4] and following independence on 20 May, served as its first Parliament. Presidential elections were held in April 2002 in which Xanana Gusmão was victorious.

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