|Fretilin Secretary-General Mari Alkatiri|
The General Secretary urged the party militants to work hard to guarantee the 60% in the election. The ex-Prime Minister also affirmed that the present history of National Liberation was written by FRETILIN and other new parties in the country just take part in the liberation history. However, Mr. Alkatiri appealed to the party militants to open themselves to welcome new members because according to him, the party is not only party for the militants but FRETILIN is people who can rule other people in the country. Hence, there should not be discrimination, persecution and political hatred.
To rightly write the history, people have to be clear about who did fight for freedom because right now there are veterans who continuously suffer while others are receiving compensations. FRETILIN is really saddened by the situation because veterans exist because of FRETILIN. (TP) :
Alkatiri is obviously having a day dreaming. With only turnout of well below 100,000 in its 'single candidate' election, the best the can get is around 13 seats. Even if we use their highly exaggerated figure of 150,000, they could only secure a maximum of 19 seats. Realistically, they probably ended up with 15 seats. Now, that's a figure made without considering efforts from other power such as Frenti-Mudansa who will be campaigning vigorously in Fretilin's bases in the districts, so more likely Alkatiri will end up securing less than 15 seats.
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