The 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste

Author(s)

Leach, Michael

Abstract

In the wake of the 2006 'east-west' crisis in Timor-Leste, the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections were widely heralded as a key test of political development in the newly independent nation. This article analyses the pre-election situation, significant electoral law changes, the emergence of new political parties, campaign incidents, poll results, and postelection negotiations over a coalition government. It concludes by reflecting on some of the wider implications for political stability in Timor-Leste, and related developments through 2008.(1).

Publication year

2009

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 55, no. 2 (Jun 2009), pp. 219-232

ISSN

0004-9522

Publisher

Wiley

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 The Author. Journal compilation copyright © 2002 School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

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