10 July 2012

Timor-Leste Legal News 09 July 2012

Mr Xanana Gusmao
CNRT takes lead inTimor-Leste's legislative election - Timornewsline, July 9, 2012 Xanana Gusmao's Party, CNRT is currently in the lead of Timor-Leste last Saturday's legislative elections with 172.831 votes or 36.66 %.

The Fretilin party is in second place with 140.786 or 29, 87%, while the Democratic Party (PD) total vote is 48.581 or 10.31% and new party Frenti Mudanca attained 14.648 or 3.11%.

This will translate into 30 or 31 seats for Mr Gusmao's party, 24 or 25 for Fretilin, eight for the Democratic Party and two for Frenti-Mudanca.

No party has won the majority of votes in the elections; therefore a collation is predicted to be set up for the new government.

According to Timor Post (9/7), PD Party's Secretary-General Mariano "Asanami" Sabinho and Frenti Mudanca's President Jose Luis Guterres have met with CNRT's President Xanana Gusmao to discuss a coalition, but no decision has been yet taken.

Mr. Gusmao said he had not made any decision to form coalition as the national counting process was not yet finished.
One police officer killed in car accident - Diario Nacional, July 9, 2012 language source: Tetun - A police officer has been killed in a car accident when escorting ballot boxes from Lolotoi sub district in the district of Bobonaro. The accident also left another police officer seriously wounded, the Maliana Police commander said.

Police officer Arsenio Noroinha died and Joao dos Reis was seriously wounded and is receiving intensive medical treatment at National Hospital of Guido Valadares (HNGV) along with other victims, he said.

"It is true that our police officer Arsenio Noronha was dead after this fatal car accident," he said.
Zero crime in general elections Timor Post, July 9, 2012 language source: Tetun - The Timorese National Police Commander Commissioner of Police Longuinhos Monteiro has reported that no acts of crime were committed during the conduct of the legislative election.

Monteiro made the statements based on the observation of the national police and the United Nations Police in the field, stating the security situation in all 13 districts was under control on election day.

"PNTL and UN Police observed the general situation in the territory and at all the polling centers, but there has been no problem and the general situation is calm with no impediments appearing at the polling centers," Monteiro said.

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