Mon 20 Mar 2017 (Sun 19 Mar 2017 08:00 America/LosAngeles)

East Timor stages presidential elections

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last Update: 22 weeks ago
  • East Timor

East Timor holds elections for a five-year term presidency.  It is the third time since independence that the country stages presidential polls. The president is elected by popular vote.

The role of the East Timorese president is mainly symbolic, although the president has veto power over some legislation.

After the elections the president appoints the leader of the majority party or majority coalition as the Prime Minister of East Timor.

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