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Political Party ASDT
Associação Sosial Democrata Timorense
Asosiasi Sosial Demonkratik Timor
Timorese Social Democratic Association


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Up-Dated: Feb 6, 2002

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Associacao Social-Democrata Timorense
Acronym: ASDT
C No: 75
Leader: Francisco Xavier do Amaral
Address: Avenida Direitos Humanos Lecidere - Dili
Contact: Tel 0408983331
From: Aug 5 Contact info for ET political parties

Portuguese:
Fev 5 Lusa/Fim: Xavier do Amaral é o primeiro candidato presidencial
Notícias de 6 fevereiro 2002
"Francisco Xavier do Amaral, que em 1975 foi escolhido pela Fretilin como presidente de Timor-Leste, foi ontem nomeado como primeiro candidato nas eleições presidenciais marcadas para 14 de Abril próximo, confirmou a Comissão Eleitoral Independente (CEI). Xavier do Amaral, actual vice-presidente da Assembleia Constituinte e líder da Associação Social Democrata Timorense (ASDT), foi nomeado como candidato por uma das forças políticas mais pequenas, a PARENTIL (Partai Republik Nacional Timor-Leste), que não tem qualquer assento na estrutura timorense.  A nomeação foi apresentada na CEI às primeiras horas da manhã de ontem, o primeiro dos 19 dias previstos para a apresentação de candidatos partidários e independentes que contestarão o sufrágio de 14 de Abril." Lusa/Fim

Feb 4 Rt: East Timor headed for contested presidential vote  News added Feb 5
"East Timor looked headed for a contested presidential vote after the electoral process began on Monday with the opening of a registration period for political parties and candidate nominations. The April 14 election will be East Timor’s first presidential vote. ... By midday on Monday, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials confirmed to Reuters that one candidate, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, had been nominated by the National Republican Party of East Timor (Parentil), a youth party formed in February 2001. The nomination ended speculation over whether charismatic independence hero Xanana Gusmao would run unopposed, analysts said. ... Do Amaral is a member of the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT), a party with six seats in the Constitutional Assembly." Reuters

Mar 28 LUSA: Francisco Xavier do Amaral Announces New 'Third Way' Party  News
"The first president of East Timor’s Fretilin party, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, announced Wednesday plans for a new political movement, a Fretilin “third way” aiming to serve as either a “pole for union” of party factions or an “alternative” for the elections next August. ... Xavier do Amaral lived in Jakarta during Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor. Before returning to his homeland last year, he was a pro-integration (autonomy within Indo[n]esia) representative at reconciliation meetings of East Timorese leaders." JBC, Lusa


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