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Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

1,261,072 10

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

78.73%

Registered Voters (as of )

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 Rui Maria de ARAÚJO
  • 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%
President 2017-03-20 - - -
President 2017-04-20 - - -

Voter Turnout