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Violence-weary Timor Leste set to vote for new parliament

Voters in Timor Leste (formerly known as East Timor) head to ballot boxes Saturday to choose a new government tasked with uniting a violence-weary population yet to savour the fruits of the nation’s five-year-old independence. After a mostly peaceful month of campaigning, the polls are expected to be a fierce contest between the parties of two former political allies: the bearded and dashing independence hero, Xanana Gusmao, and aloof former prime minister, Mari Alkatiri. Full Story

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