Alongside the two main parties, the CNRT and FRETILIN, a further 19 parties and lists registered for the elections. The election campaign was focussed on economic issues, particularly the question of what should be done with the country's oil fund, worth $10.5 billion. The CNRT campaign pledged to increase the amount of money the fund contributed to the state budget beyond the existing 3% limit. It also promised to attract foreign loans for infrastructure improvement projects, promising long-term investment in roads and electricity and water supplies. FRETILIN opposed the CNRT's policies on foreign loans and changes to the oil fund spending, but ran a populist campaign focussing on raising levels of income and education. FRETILIN general secretary Mari Alkatiri also promised to reduce corruption if elected.