2017 East Timorese parliamentary election

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2017 East Timorese parliamentary election

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All 65 seats to the National Parliament
33 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2001.jpg Xanana 2011.jpg President Taur Matan Ruak.jpg
Leader Mari Alkatiri Xanana Gusmão Taur Matan Ruak
Party FRETILIN CNRT PLP
Last election 29.87%, 25 seats 36.66%, 30 seats
Seats won 23 22 8
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 8 New
Popular vote 168,422 167,330 60,092
Percentage 29.65% 29.46% 10.58%
Swing Decrease 0.22% Decrease 7.20%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Democratic Party KHUNTO
Last election 10.31%, 8 seats 2.97%, 0 seats
Seats won 7 5
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 5
Popular vote 55,595 36,546
Percentage 9.79% 6.43%
Swing Decrease 0.52% Increase 3.46%

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Prime Minister before election

Rui Maria de Araújo
FRETILIN

Prime Minister-designate

Mari Alkatiri
FRETILIN

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Parliamentary elections were held in East Timor on 22 July 2017.[1] FRETILIN narrowly emerged as the largest party in the National Parliament, winning 23 seats to the 22 won by the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction, which had been the largest party in the outgoing Parliament.

Electoral system[edit]

The 65 members of the National Parliament were elected from a single nationwide constituency by closed list proportional representation. Parties are required to have a woman in at least every third position in their list. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method with an electoral threshold of 4%.[2][3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
FRETILIN 168,480 29.7 23 –2
National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction 167,345 29.5 22 –8
People's Liberation Party 60,098 10.6 8 New
Democratic Party 55,608 9.8 7 –1
Kmanek Haburas Unidade Nasional Timor Oan 36,547 6.4 5 +5
United Party for Development and Democracy 15,887 2.8 0 New
Timorese Democratic Union 11,255 2.0 0 0
Frenti-Mudança 8,849 1.6 0 –2
Hope of the Fatherland Party 6,775 1.2 0 New
Timorese People's Monarchy Association 5,461 1.0 0 0
Bloku Unidade Popular (PMD–PLPA–PDRT) 4,999 0.9 0 0
Socialist Party of Timor 4,891 0.9 0 0
Social Democratic Party 4,688 0.8 0 0
Republican Party 3,951 0.7 0 0
National Development Party 3,846 0.7 0 0
Timorese Social Democratic Central Action 2,330 0.4 0 New
People's Development Party 2,079 0.4 0 0
Christian Democratic Party 1,764 0.3 0 0
Freedom movement of the Maubere People 1,332 0.2 0 New
National Unity of Timorese Resistance 1,216 0.2 0 0
Timorese Democratic Party 669 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 15,886
Total 583,956 100 65 0
Registered voters/turnout 760,907 76.74
Source: CNE

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