23 July 2017
FRETILIN and CNRT in front in East Timor vote
East Timor's two largest parties are leading in the parliamentary elections, as counting continues into the night.
No official numbers had been released by 10pm local time on Saturday, but unofficial results had the two main parties, the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), taking the majority of votes.
The two parties formed a de facto coalition in 2015, ushering in a new era of greater stability and unity.
But early indicators suggest voters have also shown support for opposition parties, including the Democratic Party (PD) the newly established People's Liberation Party (PLP) and the emerging Khunto party, Michael Leach, Timorese expert from Swinburne University told AAP.
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