ElectionGudie

Aug. 30, 2001 Held

Timor-Leste

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: 865,848 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 446,666 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 426,738 (2001)

·         Is Timor-Leste a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Timor-Leste ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (16 April 2003)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22

·         Human Development Index Position: 133

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High

Disability Data:

·         Is Timor-Leste a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Timor-Leste ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 129,877 (est.)