This chapter describes the main political events between 2005 and 2015. Mari Alkatiri, General Secretary of the Fretilin party, won the Constituent Assembly elections and became the first Prime Minister of the independent country on May 20, 2002. Two crises in 2006–2008 and 2015 are compared. This chapter tries to point out some solutions to avoid further crises. The Sixth Government of East Timor is atypical and was established after the resignation of PM Xanana Gusmão in 2015. A bi-party political system under the leadership of a Prime Minister of the opposition seems to work. This chapter presents a short introduction of the fact that ASEAN is a unique solution for the future of the new country. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s).
|Title of host publication||East Timor's independence, Indonesia and ASEAN|
|Editors||Jean A. BERLIE|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
CitationBerlie, J. A. (2018). Independence: Political events in 2006, 2008, and 2015. In J. A. Berlie (Ed.) East Timor's independence, Indonesia and ASEAN (pp. 33-59). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
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