Friends of Baucau Inc. wishes to congratulate the people of Timor-Leste on the successful outcome of the recently held National Parliamentary Elections. The New Government, the Alliance of Change for Progress (AMP) won 49.6% of the votes and a clear majority of seats. This victory ends 10 months of a hung parliament due to the inability of the Fretilin Party to form a Majority Government at the last elections.
The election process, and hence the democratisation process continues to grow stronger in this new nation. Total voter turnout for this election was 80.86% up from 76.74% in the previous national parliamenary election and 98.27% of these votes were valid. The Fretilin Party won 34.18% of the votes and represents a formidable opposition with other minor parties, including PD and FDD also winning a place in the new Parliament.
Fidelis Magalhaes, an official from the alliance, said the result should break the deadlock and provide the people of Timor-Leste with the absolute majority in Parliament needed for continued and sustainable development of our country.