Timorese Social Democratic Association

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Timorese Social Democratic Association
Associação Social-Democrata Timorense
Leader Francisco Xavier do Amaral
Founded April–May 1974
Headquarters Avenida do Direitos Humanos, Lecidere, Dili
Ideology Centrism[1][2]
Social democracy[2]
Political position Centre[1][2]
International affiliation None
Colours Yellow, Green, Blue, White, Red
Party flag
Flag of ASDT (East Timor).svg

The Timorese Social Democratic Association (Associação Social-Democrata Timorense or ASDT) is a political party in East Timor.

In the parliamentary election held on 30 August 2001, the party won 7.8% of the popular vote and 6 out of 88 seats.

Both the original ASDT of the 1970s (which became FRETILIN) and the current party of the same name are founded by ex-Timorese President Francisco Xavier do Amaral.[3]

In the June 2007 parliamentary election, the ASDT formed an alliance with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and together they won 15.73% of the vote and 11 seats.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (May 2007), Political Parties and Groupings of Timor-Leste 
  2. ^ a b c McWilliam, Andrew; Bexley, Angie (2008), "Performing Politics: The 2007 Parliamentary Elections in Timor Leste", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 9 (1): 66–82, doi:10.1080/14442210701656029 
  3. ^ "Profile: Francisco Xavier do Amaral", BBC News, 15 May 2002.
  4. ^ "National Provisional Results from the 30 June 2007 Parliamentary Elections", Comissão Nacional de Eleições Timor-Leste, 9 July 2007.