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Political Party UDT
União Democrática Timorense
Serikat Demokrasi Timor
Timorese Democratic Union

Homepage: http://www.unitel.net/udttimor/


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Up-Dated: Jan 22, 2002

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Uniao Democratica Timorense
Acronym: UDT
C No: 72
Leader: Joao Viegas Carrascalao
Address: Palapago Rua da India
Contact: Tel 0409881453/0670390321333
Email uchimov2001@yahoo.com
From: Aug 5 Contact info for ET political parties

April 2001 ACFOA: Walsh: East Timor's Political Party Profiles: UDT Complete text of report [150KB] added May 22
"UDT was formed on 11 May 1974, the first of the political associations following Portugal’s Carnation Revolution and, initially, the largest. Its founders were predominantly public servants in the Portuguese administration, landholders, Catholic and strongly anti-communist. They included founding president Mario Carrascalao (later Indonesian appointed governor of East Timor and now president of the Timorese Social Democrat Party), Augusto Cesar Mouzinho (then Mayor of Dili), Francisco Lopes da Cruz (later a senior adviser to then President Suharto), Domingos de Oliveira (a customs official and currently UDT Secretary-General) and Mario Carrascalao’s brother, Joao Carrascalao (now UDT President and UNTAET Cabinet member responsible for Infrastructure)."  Pat Walsh, Human rights consultant, Australian Council for Overseas Aid

Bahasa Indonesia:
Maret 2001 ACFOA: Partai-Partai Dan Kelompok-Kelompok Politik Di Timor Timur: UDT  Téks [150KB] added June 29
"UDT dibentuk pada tanggal 11 Mei 1974, sebuah asosiasi politik pertama setelah Revolusi Carnation di Portugal dan, pada awalnya, partai terbesar. Pendirinya sebagian besar adalah pegawai negeri dalam Administrasi Portugis, pemilik tanah, beragama Katolik dan anti komunis. Mereka termasuk presiden Mario Carrascalao (belakangan menjadi gubernur Timor Timur yang diangkat oleh Indonesia dan kini presiden partai Sosial Demokrat Timor), Augusto Cesar Mouzinho (dulu walikota Dili), Francisco Lopes da Cruz (belakangan menjadi penasihat senior bagi mantan Presiden Suharto), Domingos de Oliveira (pegawai bea cukai dan kini Sekretaris Jenderal UDT) dan saudara laki-laki Mario Carrascalao, Joao Carrascalao (kini Presiden UDT dan anggota Kabinet UNTAET yang bertugas mengawasi infrastruktur)." Pat Walsh, Badan Bantuan Luar Negeri Australia

Portuguese:
Mar 5 OTL: Partidos políticos e Forças pró-independência  Report
"UDT - União Democrática Timorense, fundada em 1974. Preconizava inicialmente a manutenção dos laços com Portugal. Por razões circunstanciais e questões pessoais muitos dos seus dirigentes estão hoje dispersos noutros partidos. Principal dirigente: João Carrascalão, Ministro das Infra estruturas no Governo transitório. FRETILIN e UDT são representados no Conselho Nacional (órgão legislativo nomeado pela UNTAET) por quadros de segunda linha (Cipriana Pereira e Maria Lacruna), e não estão representados no Conselho Permanente do CNRT, em protesto contra a falta de poderes reais destes dois órgãos. ... É considerada o segundo partido mais importante. Contudo, não existe informação sobre a sua actividade, excepto em reacção à actividade de outras forças, PSD e CNRT." Observatório Timor Leste

Mar 5 ETO: Political parties and Pro-Independence Forces  Report updated Apr 27
"UDT – Timorese Democratic Union, founded in 1974. UDT initially advocated maintaining links with Portugal. For circumstantial and personal reasons, its leaders are now dispersed in other parties. Principle leader: João Carrascalão, Minister of Infrastructures in the transitional government. FRETILIN and UDT are represented on the National Council (legislative body appointed by UNTAET) by second rank militants (Cipriana Pereira e Maria Lacruna), and have refused to send representatives to the CNRT’s Permanent Council (PC) in protest over the lack of real authority of these two bodies. ... Although regarded the second most important party, no information is available on its current activities, except for its reactions to the activity of other forces, SDP and CNRT." East Timor Observatory


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