Timor-Leste election an exercise in democracy

Election officials count ballots

Over the weekend the citizens of Timor-Leste took to the polls to vote for a new president. Results so far show incumbent Jose Ramos-Horta will not be among candidates for a run-off scheduled for April.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Timorese people for showing their commitment to democracy and peace by participating in Saturday's elections.

Among those casting ballots were inmates at the small prison at Gleno, roughly 50 miles from the capital, Dili.

Dianne Penn reports.

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