· April, 2007

Stories about Timor-Leste from April, 2007

East Timor: Chinese Involvement in East Timor

  29 April 2007

Tumbleweed finds a Chinese petroleum company building a petrol station in Dili, the capital of East Timor. The post also some discussion on other construction projects that the Chinese are involved in.

East Timor: Xanana's Past and Future

  21 April 2007

Timor Leste Perspectives looks at the role Xanana Gusmao, the outgoing president of East Timor and former resistance leader in the independence movement and subsequently as a president of free East Timor as a president.

Lusosphere Reports The First Round of East Timor's Elections

  18 April 2007

Timor-Leste is holding its first national election as an independent nation, and the vote counting now indicates the need for a second round to decide the next President. The voting occurred on April 9 and the counting process has generated some perplexing news, which should be expected in a country with no previous electoral experience. Less expected was the fact that the spokesman for the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Father Martinho Gusmão, delivered his press conferences in four languages one after the other -- Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian and English. After raising serious concerns by personally expressing doubts about 'illogical' outcomes from the ballot processing, Father Gusmão was removed and explanations were presented by other officials. See what Portuguese sources are reporting...

East Timor: Who will win the Run-Off

  12 April 2007

Tubleweed says that if it comes to a run-off between the two leading candidates in East Timor elections Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres might be favored over Ramos-Horta.”From the personal views i've gathered , votes for Lu'olo seem to be really sentimentally tied to the resistance years. Fretilin still evokes strong...

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