23 July 2017

East Timor: Asia's most Catholic nation heads to polls

CNRT Rally
Voters in the fledgling Southeast Asian nation, Timor-Leste, head to the polls this weekend hoping to elect a government that can alleviate poverty, healthcare and education issues that have stalled the tiny nation's progress.

Twenty-one political parties are vying for 65 parliamentary seats amid widespread concern over successive government's failure to use the predominantly Catholic nation's petroleum fund wisely in developing non oil and gas sectors, and creating jobs.

Full story here: http://www.ucanews.com/news/asias-most-catholic-nation-heads-to-polls/79817

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