Sun, 15 July 2012
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Bob Boughton was in Timor Leste to observe the elections. At the time of the interview it was uncertain whether the former CNRT government (which obtained the highest vote, but not an absolute majority) would create a coalition with the Democratic Party (with several of its Ministers under investigation for corruption), or form a Government of National Unity with the Fretilin Party.
While the interview was taking the place the CNRT was holding a televised Assembly. At the end of the day it recommended against forming a government with Fretilin. It is expected that Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao will ratify that decision,but not entirely certain; but a new government cannot be declared until the President, Tau Matan Ruak returns from a trip to Mozambique.