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Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Government
Location:Timor-Leste
Alternative Names:
  • East Timor
  • Government of Timor Leste
  • Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
  • Timor Leste
  • Government of East Timor
  • URL: http://www.timor-leste.gov.tl
    Summary Information:
    Following the withdrawal of Portugese colonisers, Timor-Leste was declared a republic on 28 November 1975 by members of the Frente Revolucionaria do Timor-Leste Independente (Fretelin). However, this was followed by a quarter of a century of Indonesian occupation. Timor-Leste was formally recognised as a sovereign state on 20 May 2002, becoming the 191st United Nations member state.

    The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) governed Timor-Leste until formal independence in May 2002, when the country's constitution came into effect. Timor-Leste is a unicameral parliamentary democracy. It is led by a Prime Minister as head of government (the National Parliament) and a President as head of state. The President, who is supreme commander of the defence force, is directly elected for a term of five years and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The Prime Minister is selected by the political party or coalition of political parties that have a majority in the National Parliament, and is formally appointed by the President. As at September 2006, the National Parliament consisted of 88 members who were elected on 30 August 2001. Nevertheless, the National Parliament is usually meant to have between 52 and 65 members.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • 1972 Seabed Boundaries Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on Seabed Boundaries in the Area of the Timor and Arafura Seas.
  • Timor Sea Treaty - Signatory
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste relating to the Unitisation of the Sunrise and Troubadour fields - Signatory
  • Agreement Concerning the Continued Operation of the Treaty between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on the Zone of Cooperation of 11 December 1989 (the Timor Gap Treaty)
  • Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing an Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary and Certain Seabed Boundaries
  • Memorandum of Understanding of Timor Sea Arrangement
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Arrangements Relating to the Timor Gap Treaty
  • Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)

  • References

    Resource
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth of Australia Country Briefing: East Timor
    Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Welcome to Timor-Leste

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