Asia-Pacific

Mar 20, 2017

East Timor’s democracy put to the test

The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

East Timorese elections officials inspect ballot boxes, 19 March 2017

East Timor goes to the polls on today to elect a new president. After this small and still impoverished country's profoundly troubled history, the election should, happily, be relatively unproblematic.

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