ElectionGudie

Aug. 30, 2001 Held

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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Election for National Parliament

Results

Cast Votes:384,248
Valid Votes:363,501
Invalid Votes:20,747

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor 55 208,531

57.37%

Others 11 50,002

13.76%

Democratic Party 7 31,680

8.72%

Social Democratic Party 6 29,726

8.18%

Timorese Social Democrat Association 6 28,495

7.84%

Timorese Democratic Union 2 8,584

2.36%

Socialist Party of Timor 1 6,483

1.78%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 88 seats in the Constituent Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kay Rala Xanana GUSMAO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mari Bin Amude ALKATIRI
  • Assembly: Timor-Leste has a unicameral Constituent Assembly with 88 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Constituent Assembly, 13 members are elected in single-member constituencies and 75 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor (Fretilin)
    Leader: Lu OLO
    Seats won in this election: 55
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Party (PD)
    Leader: Fernando 'La Sama' de ARAUJO
    Seats won in this election: 7
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (PSD)
    Leader: Mario Viegos CARRASCALAO
    Seats won in this election: 6
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Timorese Social Democrat Association (ASDT)
    Leader: Francisco XAVIER DO AMARAL
    Seats won in this election: 6
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Timorese Democratic Union (UDT)
    Leader: Joao CARRASCALAO
    Seats won in this election: 2
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Socialist Party of Timor (PST)
    Leader: Pedro da COSTA MARTINS
    Seats won in this election: 1
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Others
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 11
    Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 790,000 (July 2000 )
  • Registered Voters: N/A