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Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

1,172,390 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

645,624 78.73%

Registered Voters (as of July 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Parliament Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Taur Matan RUAK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana GUSMAO
  • Assembly: Timor-Leste has a unicameral National Parliament with 65 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Parliament 65 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There is one, nationwide constituency and a 3 percent threshold for entering parliament. Each list must contain the names of 65 candidates and no fewer than 25 alternate candidates. In addition, every fourth candidate on a list must be female. (Law 6/2006 Article 12 (3)) Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Parliament 2001-08-30 384,248 - -
President 2002-04-14 378,548 446,256 84.83%
President 2007-04-09 - 524,073 -
President 2007-05-09 424,475 524,073 81.0%
National Parliament 2007-06-30 426,210 529,198 80.54%
President 2012-03-17 489,933 627,295 78.1%
President 2012-04-16 458,703 627,295 73.12%
National Parliament 2012-07-07 482,792 645,624 74.78%

Voter Turnout