Mon, 16 July 2012
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Three days after the 2012 general election results it was still unclear how the new government would be formed. Neither of the two major parties had a clear majority. The governing CNRT could either form a coalition government with the two minor parties, or a government of National Unity with Fretilin. Speculation was rife. At this time Mari Alkatiri, the General Secretary of Fretilin granted an exclusive interview with an Australian media team, where he referred to the events of 2006 that led to the destabilisation of his government and forced his resignation from the position of Prime Minister.