Asia-Pacific

Mar 19, 2012

East Timor elections free and fair as Ramos-Horta bows out

East Timor incumbent president, Jose Ramos-Horta, has failed in his bid for re-election.

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

East Timor incumbent president, Jose Ramos-Horta, has failed in his bid for re-election, with his former key rival, Fretilin’s Francisco “Lu-Olo” Guterres, and former armed forces commander Taur Matan Ruak, who is supported by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, going through to the second electoral round.

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