12 April 2012

Parliamentary election will be held on 7 July 2012

PRESS RELEASE from Office of the President

President of the Republic calls parliamentary elections on July 7th

Dili, 11 April 2012 The President of the Republic, Dr. José Ramos-Horta, this Tuesday set by decree the date for the election of the members of the National Parliament for the third parliamentary term, which will occur on July 7 (Saturday).

The decision of the President of the Republic was made based on the legal standards in force, following consultation with the Government and political parties with parliamentary representation.

The President of the Republic summoned the Government and the political parties with parliamentary representation for a consultation meeting on Tuesday at Nicolau Lobato Palace, in which the National Electoral Commission (CNE) and the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) were also present.

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