This article was translated by John R. Bopp

We found this news on the website of the Portuguese newspaper El Observador.  Izaskun Bilbao Barandika, a Basque BNP MEP, acting as the leader of the EU observer mission during the legislative elections in East Timor, explains the value this mission has given to the process of these elections.

East Timor is the first country that attained independence in the 21st century.  It’s a former Portuguese colony that declared independence after the Carnation Revolution, which ended the dictatorship there.  Soon after, it was invaded by its neighbor Indonesia, which began an occupation period marked by violence that turned into genocide.

El Observador – 24/7/2017 – Portugal

Timor-Leste. Legislativas foram “credíveis, transparentes e bem organizadas”, diz UE

A missão de observação eleitoral da União Europeia disse esta segunda-feira que as legislativas de sábado em Timor-Leste foram credíveis, transparentes e bem organizadas, sem incidentes ou irregularidades graves. “Felicitamos o povo de Timor-Leste e as instituições pela realização pacífica destas eleições e aos seus partidos por terem facilitado a paz”, afirmou a eurodeputada basca Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, chefe da missão de observadores europeus.

(Continue) (Automatic Translation)

 

 

anuncio-productos-basque-728x85-2