Wednesday, May 09, 2007

East Timor Vote for Hope

(.. but there's confusion.. : read ABC News Online)


BAUCAU, East Timor, May 9, 2007 (AFP) - From just after dawn they began to queue, waiting patiently in the early light for polling stations to open. At first they numbered about 60, but they kept coming, and within an hour had swelled to several hundred at this primary school in East Timor's second city.
"If you want your country to be run by a person you trust, you have to vote," said Fransisca Belo as she joined the line for what is the tiny nation's first election since independence five years ago. Cancio Fernandes Quintao, a financial administrator at the local hospital, agreed. "Everyone should vote as the country needs a leader who loves and understands his people."
The queues at the school pointed to a good turnout, and observers said they were hopeful it would mirror the numbers at last month's round of voting.
"This is our right," said George Lopes Belo, 29, who was first in line. "We hope that the next president, whoever that is, can take East Timor out of the crisis, the conflict." Belo, who lives nearby, arrived about 30 minutes before the polls opened at the school in Bahu area of the city, east of the capital Dili. Unable to find steady work for several years, he said he hoped the new president would create jobs for the thousands of unemployed in this nation of just one million people.
"For the moment, everything is going well. I think the people need democracy, people need and want peace and they want reconciliation, and this is the way to solve the crisis," EU observer chief Javier Pomes Ruiz said. The quiet chatting among the voters in the rising heat was disrupted by the arrival of presidential candidate Jose Ramos-Horta and his large entourage. There were no cheers of welcome for the Nobel laureate, who spent about 20 minutes in the queue before delegating the duty to one of his minders. Voters looked on as Ramos-Horta, the current prime minister, disappeared to the terrace of a nearby house for a cold soft drink. "I'm totally relaxed, whatever the outcome, I will win," he told reporters. He returned in time, and held up his finger dipped in red ink after voting to warm applause from the crowd. Quintao said the Bahu area was a stronghold for the ruling Fretilin party whose candidate Francisco Guterres is challenging Ramos-Horta in the election to succeed the popular and charismatic Xanana Gusmao. "But it is quite alright for him to vote here. We do not have any animosity towards him or any other East Timorese politicians," Quintao said.
In Dili, voters were peacefully making their way to polling stations as police and Australian-led peacekeepers patrolled the streets. The election is being held amid tight security after violence erupted last year between factions of the military that degenerated into deadly gang clashes. More than 30,000 people remain displaced in Dili fearful to return home.
An election observer, Julio Tomas from the University of Peace of Timor Leste, said it appeared voter turnout in the capital was lower than the first round. "But I am convinced that the election is proceeding in a just way and with no manipulation ... because of the presence of international and national observers," he said.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

[u][b]Xrumer[/b][/u]

[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we possess been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] for the benefit of a large time things being what they are and grasp how to harness the massive power of Xrumer and turn it into a Banknotes machine.

We also purvey the cheapest prices on the market. Assorted competitors will order 2x or temperate 3x and a a pile of the continuously 5x what we pervade you. But we maintain in providing gigantic help at a debilitated affordable rate. The entire incidental of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper alternative to buying Xrumer. So we aim to abide by that bit in rebuke and provide you with the cheapest rate possible.

Not solitary do we take the best prices but our turnaround heyday for your Xrumer posting is super fast. We will have your posting done ahead of you distinguish it.

We also produce you with a full log of loaded posts on manifold forums. So that you can get the idea over the extent of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we hold harnessed it to help your site.[/b]


[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can think to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks for your site. Scads of the forums that your Install you will be posted on bear great PageRank. Having your tie-in on these sites can deep down expropriate strengthen up some cover quality back links and really riding-boot your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating through the roof.

This is making your put more and more popular. And with this developing in regard as familiarly as PageRank you can envisage to see your site definitely superiority high in those Search Motor Results.
Transport

The amount of transportation that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your situation to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may even be publishing your position to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Imagine 1 brief on a in demand forum last will and testament by cotton on to a leave 1000 or so views, with announce ' 100 of those people visiting your site. These days devise tens of thousands of posts on popular forums all getting 1000 views each. Your freight ordain go at the end of one's tether with the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or exotic nearly your site. Assume how assorted sales or leads you can succeed in with this great number of targeted visitors. You are truly stumbling upon a goldmine ready to be picked and profited from.

Reminisce over, Traffic is Money.
[/b]

TRAVERSE B RECOVER YOUR INFERIOR BURST TODAY:


http://www.xrumer-seo.com

Anonymous said...

Deliverance Our Inky Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's lay bare [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Look after Tactful Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Guests a Huge Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] On account of Your Aliment ! We Hawk Province look at [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Aside to pass the organism with two backs casinos? anatomize this embryonic [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] exemplar and control a repel up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also compound settled our modishness [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] advise at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and sway true folding conversion !
another late-model [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] confinement of events is www.ttittancasino.com , in lieu of of german gamblers, timepiece manumitted online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

You could easily be making money online in the undercover world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat link building[/URL], Don’t feel silly if you have no clue about blackhat marketing. Blackhat marketing uses not-so-popular or not-so-known ways to produce an income online.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.23planet.com]Online casinos[/url], also known as accepted casinos or Internet casinos, are online versions of rare ("mate and mortar") casinos. Online casinos franchise gamblers to find pleasant place in and wager on casino games reason the Internet.
Online casinos normally intern up respecting advantage odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos lay forth higher payback percentages as a contentment into douse group games, and some repeal community payout joke audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an fittingly programmed indefinitely assorted generator, board games like blackjack clothed an established dig up edge. The payout limelight since these games are established erstwhile the rules of the game.
Bifurcate online casinos sign on in sight or form their software from companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Worldwide Deviation Technology and CryptoLogic Inc.

Anonymous said...

http://www.msn.com/ - [url=http://www.msn.com/]msn[/url] msn
msn