Statement on Parliamentary Elections

Jul 28, 2017

The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative warmly congratulates the people, Government and candidates of Timor-Leste on the occasion of their parliamentary elections and welcomes the peaceful manner in which polling took place on 22 July 2017.  

The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative praises the efforts made by national authorities, especially the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration, for organization and management of the elections, the National Electoral Commission for monitoring and supervising the electoral process and the National Police of Timor-Leste for maintaining law and order throughout the electoral period.

The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative is encouraged by the progress made by the Government for sustaining democracy in the country after independence and reiterates the continued support from the United Nations to Timor-Leste for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future.

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