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H.E. Ambassador Constancio Pinto currently is the Minister for Commerce,Industry and Environment, prior to this post, Ambassador Pinto served as  the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment of Timor-Leste. He served as Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United States of America ( Nov. 2009 - August 2012) and to Mexico and Canada from (2011-2012); a leader of Timorese Resistance and author of East Timor Unfinished Struggle. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Election in Timor-Leste

Dili, July 21, 2017

After a month long campaign, the people have listening to political programs from 21 political parties who compete for the election.  On July 22, 2017 the people will decide one of the best parties or coalition of the parties to form the VI Constitutional Government  which will govern the country for the next five years.

Based of some observation, to this day 4 ( CNRT, FRETILIN, PLP and PD) among the 21 political parties contestants will gather enough votes to cross the four percent of the threshold. The total ilegible voters for 2017 election is over 700,000.

This is the most successful and peaceful campaign ever held in Timor-Leste run by the Timorese alone. The people of Timor-Leste has shown to the world our capacity to run an election in a peaceful environment, free and fair.