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Timor-Leste 2016 Suku Election Survey


On August 17, 2016, the Government of Timor-Leste announced in the Journal du Republica the intention to proceed with the local government elections for xefes Aldeia, suku council members, and xefe suku on September 30, 2016. The upcoming election would follow the new election proceedings as contained within the newly promulgated Suku Law No. 9/2016. Following the announcement, various advocates, civil society groups, and members of the National Elections Commission (CNE) voiced concern over the government and communities’ readiness to implement an election at such short notice. In an effort to gain insight into the preparedness of communities and to address particular concerns from communities, The Asia Foundation conducted a telephone poll of 227 elected community leaders.

Posted September 20, 2016
Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Good Governance
Related topics: Elections