E. Timor PM set to win poll
- Published: 8 Jul 2012 at 10.48
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East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao looked likely to remain prime minister after preliminary results on Sunday showed his party has taken the largest number of votes in parliamentary elections.
An East Timor parliamentary election official holds up a ballot paper during the counting proces in Dili, on July 7. E.Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's party looks set to win this weekend's parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results published on Sunday.
His centre-left National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) won 36.6 per cent of the votes in Saturday's poll, an official tally showed.
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