Timor-Leste elections: A repeat of violence or a peaceful process

Photo by UNMIT/Martine Perret

A family from Ainaro walk home under the rain.

Timor-Leste saw a great deal of violence during the political crisis in 2006, but this year the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking forward to a largely peaceful electoral process.

Finn Reske-Nielsen, Deputy Special Representative for the Secretary General says UNDP has been helping the country gear up for March's presidential election, as well as June's parliamentary polls.

He also says that the departure of the UN peacekeeping mission to Timor-Leste does present a challenge, but one that can be overcome.

Julie Walker spoke with Mr. Reske-Nielsen.

Duration 4’40″

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