JAKARTA East Timor's ruling coalition in parliament has voted to block a planned trip by President Francisco Guterres to the Vatican, where he was due to meet Pope Francis, saying the president must first break a political deadlock at home.
DILI Former East Timor independence fighter Jose Maria de Vasconcelos was sworn in as prime minister on Friday and pledged to bring unity to the tiny Southeast Asian nation after months of political deadlock.
DILI, May 28 An East Timor opposition coalition,
including a party led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, won a
majority of the seats in parliament in an election this month, a
court said on Monday.
The vote was called in a bid to end months of deadlock in the
tiny Southeast Asian country's parliament, where there had been
a minority government led by Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri.
The Alliance of Change for Progress (AMP) won 49.6 percent of
the votes, said Deolindo dos Santos, head of East Timor's Court
DILI A coalition of East Timor's opposition parties, including a party led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, was heading for victory on Sunday in an election held after months of deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation's parliament.
DILI Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast votes in a general election on Saturday, in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation's parliament.