2018 started with political chaos in Timor-Leste. Historical disputes between independence hero Xanana Gusmao and the parties he has been able to bring into alliance against the Fretilin party resurfaced.
An East Timor opposition coalition wins a majority of the seats in parliament.
Timor-Leste’s independence hero Xanana Gusmao is back as prime minister after his AMP coalition ousted the Fretilin–Democratic Party minority government at Saturday’s parliamentary elections.
The two largest parties in East Timor’s parliamentary election are neck-and-neck, according to preliminary results.