ElectionGudie

June 30, 2007 Held

426,210
Voted
Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Election for Timorese National Parliament

Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:426,210
Valid Votes:415,604
Invalid Votes:10,606

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Revolutionary Front of Independent Timor-Leste 21 - 120,592

29.02%

National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction 18 - 100,175

24.10%

ASDT-PSD: Timorese Social Democratic Association/Social Democratic Party 11 - 65,378

15.73%

Democratic Party 8 - 46,946

11.30%

National Unity Party 3 - 18,896

4.55%

Democratic Alliance: Association of Timorese Heroes/People's Party of Timor 2 - 13,294

3.20%

National Democratic Union of Timorese Resistance 2 - 13,247

3.19%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 88 seats in the Constituent Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jose RAMOS-HORTA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Estanislau da SILVA
  • 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:

  • Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor
  • National Congress for the Reconstruction of Timor-Leste
  • Coalition of Social Democratic Association of Timor and Social Democrats
  • Democratic Party
  • National Unity Party
  • National Democratic Unity of Timorese Resistance
  • Democratic Alliance of Association of Timorese Heroes

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,013,194 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 524,073 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 499,218 (2007)

·         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 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Timor-Leste a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Timor-Leste ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 151,979 (est.)