East Timor

People’s Party of Timor

Published 10th February, 2012

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. The party describes itself as conservative.

In the 2001 Constituent Assembly election the party won two of the 88 seats. In 2007 the party formed an alliance with the Association of Timorese Heroes (AHT) and between them they won two of the 65 seats in the National Parliament.

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