ElectionGudie

July 22, 2017 Held

583,956
Voted
Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Election for Timorese National Parliament

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:583,956
Valid Votes:568,070
Invalid Votes:15,886

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor 23 - 168,480

29.70%

National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction 22 - 167,345

29.50%

People's Liberation Party 8 - 60,098

10.60%

Timorese Democratic Party 7 - 55,608

9.80%

Kmanek Haburas Unidade Nasional Timor Oan 5 - 36,547

6.40%

United Party for Development and Democracy - - 15,887

2.80%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

Timor-Leste: Timorese National Parliament, July 22, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the Timorese National Parliament (Parlamento Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Francisco GUTERRES (since 20 May 2017)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana GUSMAO - formerly Jose Alexandre GUSMAO (since 8 August 2007)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Parliament (Parlamento Nacional) with 65 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Parliament (Parlamento Nacional) are directly elected to 5-year terms by a proportional representation vote.

Last Election:

  • The last parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste occurred in 2012. The National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction won 30 seats, which was the greatest share. No party won an outright majority.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Revolutionary Front for an Independent Timor-Leste / Frente Revolucionária de Timor-Leste Independente
    • Leader: Francisco "Lu-Olo" GUTERRES
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction / Congresso Nacional de Reconstrução de Timor
    • Leader: Vacant
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • People’s Liberation Party / Partidu Libertasaun Popular
    • Leader: Taur Matan RUAK
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Timorese Democratic Party / Partido Democrático
    • Leader: Fernando "Lasama" de ARAUJO
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Kmanek Haburas Unidade Nasional Timor Oan
    • Leader: Vacant
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,291,358 (July 2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 760,907

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 628,865 (July 2016)
  • 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: 21
  • Human Development Index Position: 128
  • 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: 184,667