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Political Party PSD
Partido Social Democrata Timor Lorosa'e
Partai Sosial Demokrat Timor Lorosa'e
Social Democrat Party of East Timor


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Up-Dated: Sep 22 2001

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Partido Social Democrata Timor Lorosa’e
Acronym: PSD
C No: 75
Leader: Mario Viegas Cerrascalao
Address: Apartado 312 Correios de Dili Dili - Timor Loro Sae Contact:
Tel 0418357027
Email psdtimor@hotmail.com
From: Aug 5 Contact info for ET political parties

April 2001 ACFOA: Walsh: East Timor's Political Party Profiles: PSD  Complete text of report [150KB] added May 22
"PSD was launched on 20 September 2000 at CNRT headquarters. Speakers at the launch included Xanana Gusmao. Work is underway on a constitution for the party and a policy statement to be published in booklet form. It has 3 regional coordinators (East, Centre and West), representatives in each of the 13 districts and local committees. Membership is put at 8000. It has a Youth Department, a Labour Department and Policy Committees on labour, political systems, economy, foreign policy and other policy areas. Support committees will be established in the diaspora, including Australia. It has chosen the crocodile as its symbol and orange as its basic colour." Pat Walsh, Human rights consultant, Australian Council for Overseas Aid

Bahasa Indonesia:
Maret 2001 ACFOA: Partai-Partai Dan Kelompok-Kelompok Politik Di Timor Timur: PSD  Téks [150KB] added June 29
"PSD diluncurkan pada tanggal 20 September 2000 di kantor pusat CNRT. Xanana Gusmao termasuk salah satu pembicara pada peluncuran tersebut. Undang-undang partai sementara dirumuskan dan pernyataan kebijakan partai akan dikeluarkan dalam bentuk buklet. Partai ini memiliki tiga kordinator wilayah (Timur, Tengah dan Barat), memiliki perwakilan di tiap kabupaten juga komite-komite lokal. Keanggotannya mencapai 8000 orang. Partai ini memiliki Departemen Pemuda, Departemen Buruh, dan Komite Kebijakan mengenai buruh, sistem politik, ekonomi, kebijakan luar negeri dan kebijakan-kebijakan lainnya. Komite-komite pendukung akan di diaspora di luar Timor, termasuk Australia. Partai ini memilih buaya sebagai lambang dan warna jingga sebagai warna utamanya." Pat Walsh, Badan Bantuan Luar Negeri Australia

Portuguese:
Mar 5 OTL: Partidos políticos e Forças pró-independência  Report
"Em Agosto, apenas alguns dias antes do congresso do CNRT, surgem notícias da formação de um novo partido, o Partido Social Democrata (PSD). A fundação formal é remetida para depois do congresso do CNRT. Entre os fundadores indica-se Mário Carrascalão. O novo partido pretende cativar as pessoas cansadas do ‘revivalismo’ dos antigos partidos e circulam rumores de que beneficia da ‘benção’ de Xanana Gusmão e dos dois Bispos da influente igreja católica. José Ramos Horta nega a sua adesão ao PSD, mas confirma estar envolvido na sua criação (Lusa, 16-8). João Carrascalão critica o projecto, "nada mais que uma brincadeira de mau gosto", e afirma que a UDT nunca desaparecerá nem fará coligações com o futuro PSD, preferindo aproximar-se de outros partidos (Lusa, 17-8)."  Observatório Timor Leste

Mar 5 ETO: Political parties and Pro-Independence Forces  Report updated Apr 27
"In August, just a few days before the CNRT Congress, news broke of a new party being formed – the Social Democrat Party (Partido Social Democrata - PSD). It is formally inaugurated after the Congress. Among its founders is Mário Carrascalão. The new party aims to attract people who are tired of the ‘revivalism’ of the old parties and there are rumours that it has received the blessing of Xanana Gusmão and the two bishops of the influential Catholic Church. José Ramos Horta denies membership of the PSD but admits involvement in its creation (Lusa, 16-8). João Carrascalão criticises the project "nothing more than a joke in bad taste", and guarantees that the UDT would neither disappear nor form a coalition with the future PSD. He referred rather to approaches to "other Timorese parties" (Lusa, 17-8)." East Timor Observatory


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