Just-concluded political campaigning in Timor-Leste ‘largely peaceful’ – UN

Just-concluded political campaigning in Timor-Leste ‘largely peaceful’ – UN

As political campaigning concluded throughout Timor-Leste today, the senior United Nations envoy to the nascent country commended all political parties and the Timorese people for the largely peaceful manner in which the process was conducted.

As political campaigning concluded throughout Timor-Leste today, the senior United Nations envoy to the nascent country commended all political parties and the Timorese people for the largely peaceful manner in which the process was conducted.

“In line with the Political Party Accord and Code of Conduct that were signed last month, the political parties have delivered their message to the Timorese people fairly and free of violence,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, Atul Khare.

“This clearly demonstrates their commitment to a free and fair election on 30 June,” he added of the parliamentary polls set to be held at the end of this month.

Campaigning across Timor-Leste, which the UN helped to shepherd to independence in 2002, had begun in late May.

The UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) is mandated by the Security Council to support the country in all aspects of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary electoral process.