East Timor PM's party wins parliamentary election: provisional result




 
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East Timor PM's party wins parliamentary election: provisional result
 
July 8th, 2012  
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East Timor PM's party wins parliamentary election: provisional result
DILI (Reuters) - The party of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has won East Timor's parliamentary election, but was short of a majority, provisional results showed on Sunday, raising the prospect of a coalition government in Asia's youngest nation. With all the ballots counted from Saturday's poll, the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT) party led by Gusmao, a former guerrilla leader, had 36.7 percent of the vote, election commission official Tomas Cabral said. The opposition Fretilin Party, also a key player in securing independence from Indonesia, scored 29.9 percent. ...

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