25 July 2017

East Timor set for new coalition after ruling parties win poll

AFP on July 24, 2017, 4:55 pm Dili (East Timor) (AFP) - East Timor is set for another coalition after the two governing parties in Asia's youngest democracy clinched a majority of the votes in a trouble-free contest praised Monday as "remarkable" by observers.

The poll came at a tough time for the tiny, impoverished country, with key oil reserves running dry while the government struggles to resolve a long-running row with Australia over lucrative energy fields.

But despite fears of violence, there were no reports of unrest in the campaign and on the day of the Sunday poll, the first parliamentary election since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers in 2012. Full story here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/36479520/east-timor-set-for-new-coalition-after-ruling-parties-win-poll/#page1

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