UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR
Dili, 6 September 2001
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED TODAY IN EAST TIMOR
The Chief Electoral Officer of the East Timor’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Carlos Valenzuela, today presented the full and final results of the 30 August Constituent Assembly elections.
“It is my fervent hope that the elections this year will have proven to the people of East Timor that elections can and should be peaceful events,” Valenzuela said today. “This would be the greatest legacy of this election.”
Fretilin is the winning party, with 43 seats in the national election, and 12 of the 13 district seats. The 88-member assembly will consist of one representative from each of East Timor’s 13 districts, with the rest of the seats divided on a proportional representation basis. The seat allocation on national seats is as follows:
Frente Revolucionária do Timor-Leste Independente (Fretilin): 57.3 % of the vote, 43 seats; Partido Democrático (PD): 8.7 %, 7 seats; Partido Social Democrata (PSD): 8.1%, 6 seats; Associação Social-Democrata Timorense (ASDT): 7.8 %, 6 seats; União Democrática Timorense (UDT): 2.3 %, 2 seats; Partido Nasionalista Timorense (PNT): 2.2 %, 2 seats; Klibur Oan Timor Asuwain (KOTA): 2.1 %, 2 seats; Partido do Povo de Timor (PPT): 2 %, 2 seats; Partido Democrata Cristão (PDC): 1.9 %, 2 seats; Partido Socialista de Timor (PST): 1.7 %, 1 seat; Partai Liberal (PL): 1.1 %, 1 seat; Partido Democrata-Cristão de Timor (UDC/PDC): 0.6 %, 1 seat.
Twenty four of the 88 new Assembly members are women, totaling 27 % of the members.
The results for the final remaining district, Dili, were announced separately earlier in the day. The district representative is Cipriana da Costa Pereira from Fretilin. In the national representative results, Fretilin received 66 % of the vote; Associação Social-Democrata Timorense (ASDT) received 10.7 %; Partido Democrático (PD) received 5.8 %, and Partido Social Democrata (PSD) received 4.7 %. The other parties and independent candidates each received less than 3 % of the vote.
Parties and independent candidates have until 6pm on 8 September to lodge complaints for the IEC Board of Commissioners to consider. The Board will respond to the few complains lodged so far by the certification deadline of Monday, 10 September. The results will not be official until they are certified by the Board of Commissioners and formally handed to SRSG Sergio Vieira de Mello at a ceremony on Monday. Valanzuela praised the elections as “the most peaceful” of the more than a dozen he has worked on.
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