The Election Observation Mission’s Activities for the Parliamentary Election of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Preliminary Assessment by the Head of the Election Observation Mission of the Government of Japan)

July 4, 2007

  1. On July 4 (Wed), the Election Observation Mission of the Government of Japan which had been dispatched for the Parliamentary Election in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste compiled the results of its observation activities, including that of the polling on June 30 (Sat), and issued a preliminary assessment by the Head of the Mission. (see the attached document)
  2. In this assessment, the mission noted, that polling station preparation, polling, counting and tabulation were all conducted in compliance with the election rules generally, though some minor technical problems were noted.  The Mission also notes that during the election campaign, there were some incidents of violence, such as throwing stones and even the cases of death caused by shooting. The Mission, however, welcomed the fact that this election, in general, was carried out peacefully, without major disturbance.
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