East Timorese presidential election, 2017

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East Timorese presidential election, 2017

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  Francisco 'Lu Olo' Guterres 2012 infobox crop.jpg António da Conceição 2017 infobox crop.jpg
Candidate Francisco Guterres António da Conceição
Party FRETILIN Democratic Party
Popular vote 295,048 167,794
Percentage 57.1% 32.5%

2017 East Timorese presidential election map.svg

President before election

Taur Matan Ruak

Elected President

Francisco Guterres

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Presidential elections were held in East Timor on 20 March 2017. Incumbent President Taur Matan Ruak, who was eligible for a second term, chose not to run for re-election.[1] The result was a victory for Francisco Guterres of FRETILIN.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The President of East Timor is elected using the two-round system.[3] If it had been required, a second round would have been held on 20 April.[1]



Candidate Party Votes %
Francisco Guterres FRETILIN 295,048 57.1
António da Conceição Democratic Party 167,794 32.5
José Luís Guterres Frenti-Mudança 13,513 2.6
José Neves Independent 11,663 2.3
Luís Alves Tilman Independent 11,125 2.2
Antonio Maher Lopes Socialist Party of Timor 9,102 1.8
Ángela Freitas Timorese Workers' Party 4,353 0.8
Amorim Vieira Independent 4,283 0.8
Invalid/blank votes 11,932
Total 528,813 100
Registered voters/turnout 743,150 71.2
Source: CNE


  1. ^ a b East Timor to hold presidential poll in March Straits Times, 18 January 2017
  2. ^ Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo eleito Presidente de Timor-Leste Expresso, 21 March 2017
  3. ^ Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste IFES
  4. ^ ""Samala-Rua" Deklara Kandidatura Ba Pezidenti Republika 2017-2022". SuaraTimorLorosae (in Tetum). Retrieved 27 December 2016.