Timor-Leste – Presidential election (provisional results)

The big news from Timor-Leste is that incumbent president (and former prime minister), José Ramos-Horta, is reported to have conceded defeat following the first round of voting at the presidential election.

On the basis of provisional results, he has come third behind Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres of the FRETILIN party and General Taur Matan Ruak, who, according to timorhauniandoben, is supported by PM Xanana Gusmão’s CNRT party.

With about 75% of the votes counted, Guterres has 28.5%, Matan Ruak 25.2% and Ramos-Horta 17.8%.

When the final result is available, I will post again.

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