Elections in East Timor

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East Timor elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Parliament (Parlamenta Nacional) has 88 members, 13 elected in single seat constituencies and 75 elected by proportional representation.

Schedule[edit]

Position 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Type Presidential (March&April)
National Parliament (July)
None Presidential (March&April)
National Parliament (July)
President President None President
National Assembly All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All seats None All seats

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 30 June 2007 East Timorese parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Frente Revolucionária do Timor-Leste Independente) 120,592 29.02 21
National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (Congresso Nacional da Reconstrução Timorense) 100,175 24.10 18
PSD–ASDT
65,358 15.73 11
Democratic Party (Partido Democrático) 46,946 11.30 8
National Unity Party (Partido Unidade Nacional) 18,896 4.55 3
Democratic Alliance (Aliança Democratica)
13,294 3.20 2
National Unity of Timorese Resistance (União Nacional Democrática de Resistência Timorense) 13,247 3.19 2
Timorese Nationalist Party (Partido Nasionalista Timorense) 10,057 2.42 0
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Party (Partido Democratika Republica de Timor) 7,718 1.86 0
Republican Party (Partidu Republikanu) 4,408 1.06 0
Christian Democratic Party (Partido Democrata Cristão) 4,300 1.03 0
Socialist Party of Timor (Partido Socialista de Timor) 3,982 0.96 0
Timorese Democratic Union (União Democrática Timorense) 3,753 0.90 0
Millennium Democratic Party (Partido Milénio Democrático) 2,878 0.69 0
Total (turnout 80.5%) 415,604 100.00 65
Source: CNE
e • d Summary of the 09 April and 09 May 2007 East Timorese presidential election results
Candidates – Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
José Ramos-Horta Independent 88,102 21.81 285,835 69.18
Francisco Guterres Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) 112,666 27.89 127,342 30.82
Fernando de Araújo Democratic Party (PD) 77,459 19.18
Francisco Xavier do Amaral Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT) 58,125 14.39
Lúcia Lobato Social Democratic Party (PSD) 35,789 8.86
Manuel Tilman Association of Timorese Heroes (KOTA) 16,539 4.09
Avelino Coelho da Silva Socialist Party of Timor (PST) 8,338 2.06
João Viegas Carrascalão Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) 6,928 1.72
Total votes 403,941 100.00 413,177 100.00
Source: East Timor Election Commission website

Past elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 14 April 2002 East Timor presidential election results
Candidates - parties Votes %
Xanana Gusmão 301,634 82.69
Francisco Xavier do Amaral 63,146 17.31
Total (turnout 86%) 364,780 100.00
Source: ARD-Text
e • d Summary of the 30 August 2001 National Parliament of East Timor election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Frente Revolucionária do Timor Leste Independente) 57.4 55
Democratic Party (Partido Democrático ) 8.7 7
Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrata) 8.2 6
Timorese Social Democratic Association (Associação Social-Democrata Timorense) 7.8 6
Timorese Democratic Union (União Democrática Timorense) 2.4 2
Timorese Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista Timorense) 2.2 2
Association of Timorese Heroes (Klibur Oan Timor Asuwain) 2.1 2
People's Party of Timor (Partido do Povo de Timor) 2.0 2
Christian Democratic Party (Partido Democrata Cristão) 2.0 2
Socialist Party of Timor (Partido Socialista de Timor) 1.8 1
Liberal Party (Partai Liberal) 1.1 1
Christian Democratic Party of Timor (Partido Democrata-Cristão de Timor) 0.7 1
Non-partisan 1
Total (turnout 91.3   88
Source: UNTAET/CNN/Adam Carr. The parliament was elected as Constituent Assembly

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