28 July 2012

Swearing in of new Parliament to occur at end of July 2012

East Timor Legal News 28 July 2012 Source: The Dili Weekly 24/07/2012 Written by Ezequiel Freitas - The swearing in ceremony for the new Members of Parliament will take place on the 30 July 2012 and the National Commission for Elections (CNE) is being urged to hasten the publishing of the final parliamentary election results, so preparations can begin.

“On July 30 the swearing in ceremony will take place so we hope the final results of the counting will be officially published,” said Member of Parliament (MP) Aderito Hugo at the National Parliament, Dili.

The Congresu Nasional Rekonstrusaun Timor (CNRT) Party MP said the mandate for the second legislature would finish on 30 July 2012.

MP Mario Viegas Carrascalão for the Social Democratic Party (PSD) said although July was almost over Parliament itself has not made any preparations.

“The swearing ceremony can only happen after the Court of Appeals legalises the results and in the presence of the President of the Republic,” said MP Carrascalão.

He also asked current MPs to ready themselves for the handover to the new parliamentarians.

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