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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

ETM

Website

East Timor

Established

11/28/1975

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/12/2010


President

President

Aileu

Ainaro

Baucau

Bobonaro

Cova Lima

Dili

Ermera

Lautém

Liquiçá

Manatuto

Manufahi

National Parliament

Oecussi-Ambeno

Viqueque


DESCRIPTION

The Portuguese colony of Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of East Timor. A campaign of pacification followed over the next two decades, during which an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 individuals lost their lives. On 30 August 1999, in a UN-supervised popular referendum, the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. During 1999-2001, pro-integrationist militias - supported by Indonesia - conducted indiscriminate violence. On 20 May 2002, East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent state and the world's newest democracy.


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3/17/2012

General Election

East Timor Presidential Election

Posted by Picimpalious

4/16/2012

General Election

East Timor Presidential Run-Off

Posted by Picimpalious


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