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May 7, 2020

South China Morning Post - May 7, 2020

Richard Maude – Indonesian President Joko Widodo, facing pressure to act aggressively against rising coronavirus infections, has declared a national emergency and given virus hotspots

March 11, 2020

Associated Press - March 11, 2020

Dili – A six-party coalition in East Timor has chosen independence hero Xanana Gusmao to lead the next government, pending approval from the country's president.

March 10, 2020

Tempo Timor - March 10, 2020

Dili – The new coalition consisting of six political parties wants CNRT-leader Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao to become the new prime minister of Timor-Leste.

Reuters - March 10, 2020

Dili – A six-party coalition in Timor-Leste is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, according to the coa

Al Jazeera - March 10, 2020

A six-party coalition in East Timor is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it has told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, the coalition's spokesma

February 27, 2020

Tempo Timor - February 27, 2020

Dili – After the CNRT, the party of the East-Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao, decided to abstain on 17 January during the vote in parliament on the national budget for 2020,

The Diplomat - February 27, 2020

David Hutt – Yet another government has fallen in Timor-Leste, as Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak last week offered up his resignation, following the breakup of a ruling coalition.

February 26, 2020

Brisbane Times - February 26, 2020

Nelson de la Cruz, Dili – The Prime Minister of East Timor says he is prepared to stay in office until a solution can be found "to guarantee government activities in our country".

February 25, 2020

The Diplomat - February 25, 2020

Raimundos Oki – Timor-Leste's prime minister offered his resignation Tuesday after the budget failed to pass in Parliament.

The Guardian - February 25, 2020

Guardian staff and agencies – The prime minister of Timor-Leste has sent a letter of resignation to the president, after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament, plung

February 24, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - February 24, 2020

Evaristo Soares Martins, Dili – Early elections cannot be allowed to "become the political culture" in Timor-Leste, says the leader of the opposition Fretilin party, Dr Mari Alkatiri.

February 22, 2020

Presidential Power - February 22, 2020

For the second time in president Lu Olo's term (elected 2017), Timor-Leste is experiencing a severe political crisis and has been without a functioning government since early January.

February 20, 2020

World Socialist Website - February 20, 2020

Patrick O'Connor – After just a year-and-a-half in office, East Timor's coalition government has collapsed.

February 11, 2020

Tempo Timor - February 11, 2020

Dili – After a seven-hour long discussion, the national leaders agreed that the president must find ways to resolve the current political crisis that Timor-Leste is facing.

January 20, 2020

The Interpreter - January 20, 2020

Michael Leach – In an extraordinary development, the government's revised budget for 2020 failed to pass Timor-Leste's parliament last Friday, despite the governing alliance having an

March 1, 2018

Fundasaun Mahein Statement - March 1, 2018

Since last July, Timor-Leste has endured political gridlock that has kept attention on political parties and sidelined the development of policies that could benefit the people of Timor

November 18, 2011

International Crisis Group - November 18, 2011


September 14, 2008

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste - September 14, 2008

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May 14, 2008

Green Left Weekly - May 14, 2008

Tony Iltis – A realignment of political forces appears to be underway in East Timor, with the signing of an agreement for a strategic alliance for future elections between the largest p

May 1, 2008

October 10, 2006

International Crisis Group (Brussles/Jakarta) Asia Report No 120 - 10 October 2006

January 1, 2003

Red Pepper (UK) - January 2003

Shravanti Reddy – What began as a peaceful student protest on December 4 in the East Timor capital city of Dili ended in the largest violent conflict the nation has seen since independe

December 20, 2002

World Socialist Web Site - December 20, 2002

John Ward and Peter Symonds – In the wake of violent protests in the capital of Dili on December 4, the East Timorese government, backed by UN officials, has attempted to deflect attent

December 16, 2002

Lusa - December 16, 2002

Dili – The parliamentary inquiry into Dili's deadly rioting found that street demonstrations began "spontaneously" but appeared to have turned into mob action for "political motivations

January 23, 1999

Agence France Presse - January 23, 1999

Jakarta – Renewed violence and killings underscored tension Saturday in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon after days of rioting that left 45 dead and massive destruction, residents s