The World

May 14, 2018

East Timor’s latest election shows a democracy maturing

East Timor is in for another change of government after the weekend's election. What will it mean for the nation's fragile democracy?

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

East Timor election

Xanana Gusmao, leader of Alliance for Change and Progress.

East Timor is in for another change of government, less than nine months after the last elections. Xanana Gusmao’s Alliance for Change and Progress (AMP) appears to have secured 35 seats in the 65-seat legislature, ousting the minority Fretilin government which was forced to the poll after having its budget blocked last year.

Free Trial

You've hit members-only content.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

1 comments

Leave a comment

One thought on “East Timor’s latest election shows a democracy maturing

  1. AR

    That Gusmao-as-Che pic is not reassuring of a settled future.

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...