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East Timor president slams parliament for blocking trip to meet pope

Nov 07 2018

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.

New East Timor PM pledges to bring unity after political deadlock

Jun 22 2018

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.

East Timor opposition coalition wins election after months of deadlock

May 28 2018

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 of Appeal.

East Timor opposition coalition heads for victory in election

May 13 2018

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.

East Timor votes to break political impasse in parliament

May 11 2018

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.

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