ElectionGudie

April 9, 2007 Held

524,073
Registered to Vote
Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Election for President

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At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Timor-Leste

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Xanana GUSMAO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jose RAMOS-HORTA
  • 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Francisco GUTERRES
    • Party: Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor
  • Francisco Xavier do AMARAL
    • Party: Independent
  • Avelino COELHO
    • Party: Socialist Party of Timor
  • Manuel TILMAN
    • Party: Association of Timorese Heroes
  • Lucia LOBATO
    • Party: Social Democratic Party
  • Jose RAMOS-HORTA
    • Party: Independent
  • Joao CARRASCALAO
    • Party: Timorese Democratic Union
  • Ferdinand de ARAUJO
    • Party: Democratic Party

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.)