23 March 2012

Second round of presidential elections on April 16

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Presidencia da República

Dili, 22 Mar 2012 – The second round run-off presidential election will occur on April 16 (Monday), thus fulfilling the legal deadline of 30 days following the first round, according to the decree promulgated on Wednesday by the Head of State, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta.

The decree read:

Faced with the need of scheduling a date for the second round presidential election, pursuant to articles 86º, paragraph c) and 76º, number 3 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and article 12º, number 2 of no. Law 7/2006, of December 28, amended by Law no. 5/2007, of March 28, and Law no. 8/2011, of June 22

I designate April 16, 2012 (Monday) as the date for the second round of the presidential election.


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