Timor-Leste entered 2018 with a political crisis that kept a minority government without the confidence of parliament. President Lú-Olo tried to resolve the situation by calling early elections, but the incumbency effect did not materialize, and the opposition won the polls. Timor-Leste celebrated an important treaty with Australia on their maritime borders in the Timor Sea.
Timor-Leste in 2018: Political Instability and Economic Decline
Rui Graça Feijó is a Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and at the Institute for Contemporary History of the University of Lisboa, Portugal. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Rui Graça Feijó; Timor-Leste in 2018: Political Instability and Economic Decline. Asian Survey 1 February 2019; 59 (1): 215–221. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.215
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