23 July 2017

Polls close in Parliamentary vote in East Timor

9News Polling booths have closed across East Timor in what observers say has been a largely peaceful election, where voters have been focusing on corruption, basic needs and economic opportunities for its young population.

Around 750,000 people were registered to vote in the parliamentary elections on Saturday, in which a colourful mix of 21 parties competed for 65 seats.

While there was a formal complaint made by the popular Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) of voter intimidation in villages in Baucau, in the country's east, in the capital Dili polling day has been peaceful.

Read more http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/07/22/03/32/e-timorese-vote-in-parliamentary-elections

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