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21 October 2017

Government faces uncertainty after Parliamentary Defeat

DILI, East Timor: East Timor's new government has suffered a major setback after opposition parties vetoed its policy programme, a blow that could see the impoverished young democracy return to the polls.

The Fretilin party, which won the July election by a narrow margin, did not receive enough votes to govern alone and has formed a minority coalition government with the Democratic Party.
With only 30 seats in the 65-seat house, the government relies on confidence and supply from other parties in parliament.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/east-timor-government-faces-uncertainty-after-parliamentary-defeat-9327890

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