23 March 2012

Former military leader not a good choice for President says Horta

Timor Post Group editor Xisto Freitas posted on their Facebook page tonight, 21.3.2012, the following summary of an article they will be running tomorrow: - President of the Republic Jose Ramos-Horta said today that a president of the republic who comes from a military background will not be good for the nation.

“I want to make an appeal to all of our people and I ask the two candidates seeking to be elected, not to use the backdrop of threats of violence, because right now a lot of our people are scared about what may happen. In Suai and Bobonaro, the old women are preparing corn flour because they are scared. Why? Because they went around campaigning, screaming, wearing uniforms. Some went in and out of homes threatening election observers. This happened a lot,” Horta said.

The Nobel Peace Laureatte made these statements during an address to his staff in the Presidential palace at Bairro Pite, Wednesday (21/3).

Read the complete article in tomorrow’s edition of the Timor Post, Thursday 22 March 2012.

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