East Timor


Association of Timorese Heroes  (Associação dos Heróis Timorenses)

The Association of Timorese Heroes or AHT (Also known as Klibur Oan Timor Asuwain; KOTA) was originally founded in 1974 as the Popular Association of Monarchists of Timor; it was […] more ->

Democratic Party  (Partido Democrático)

The Democratic Party or PD was formed in early 2001. It describes itself as a social democratic party and believes in progressivism, social liberalism and social democracy. The party is […] more ->

National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction  (Conselho Nacional de Reconstrução do Timor)

The National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction or CNRT was founded by Xanana Gusmão in 2007, just before the parliamentary elections. The party describes itself as centre-left and believes in democratic […] more ->

National Unity Party (Partido Unidade Nacional)

The National Unity Party or PUN was founded sometime around 2006 or 2007. In the 2007 election they won three of the 65 seats in the National Parliament. more ->

People's Party of Timor  (Partido do Povo de Timor)

The People’s Party of Timor or PPT was formed in 2000 with the support of some local monarchical families as well as pro-Indonesian militias seeking East Timor’s return to Indonesia. […] more ->

Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor  (Frente Revolucionária do Timor Leste Independente)

The Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor or Fretilin was founded in 1974 with its own armed wing and advocating a Marxist programme of social reform. It describes itself […] more ->

Social Democratic Party  (Partido Social Democrata)

The Social Democratic Party or PSD was launched in September 2000 on a centrist agenda. It describes itself as social democratic. In the 2001 Constituent Assembly elections, the party won […] more ->

Timorese Social Democratic Association  (Associação Social-Democrata Timorense)

The Timorese Social Democratic Association or ASDT was founded in 2000 by Francisco Xavier do Amaral. It describes itself as a centre left party and believes in social democracy. In […] more ->

Minor Parties

• Christian Democratic Party (Partido Democrata Cristão) • Christian Democratic Party of Timor (Partido Democrata-Cristão de Timor) • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Party (Partido Democratika Republica de Timor) i • […] more ->