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East Timor votes for parliament amid huge challenges
East Timor headed to the polls to elect a new parliament Saturday as Asia's youngest democracy battles economic challenges 15 years after gaining its independence from Indonesia. About 760,000 people are expected to cast their votes for candidates from 21 parties in the tiny half-island nation, in the first parliamentary election since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers in 2012. The polls come at a challenging time for the country, with key oil reserves running…
by AFP, JusticeInfo.Net
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