Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

East Timor, Asia's Youngest Democracy, Votes for President

East Timor is voting for a new president in an election that will test Asia's newest and poorest nation. Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres, a former guerrilla leader from the leftist Fretilin party, is up against seven other candidates Monday. He and the Democratic Party's Antonio de Conceicao, the minister of education and social affairs, are the front-runners. While East Timor's president has a mostly ceremonial role, the prime minister heads the...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter