By: Cristiana Belo
Timor - Leste this year hosted a peaceful democracy and the Pacific, despite frequent candidates compared to previous years, the people of Timor - Leste marked a new story with 16 candidates and started to cultivate a culture of peace and understanding what democracy really is and human rights , despite having 16 applications but militant and sympathetic have no hatred and revenge for each other, non-violent. During campaigns and elections. In addition, the people of Timor - Leste are proud of the candidates of educating their sympathy and militants without violence, compared to previous years in provocative, stone, fights, but in the 2022 elections started to show adult political maturity to contribute to peace and democracy between militants, sympathizers and candidates themselves. Timor-Leste in this year there were 16 candidates to competed on the celebration of democracy election on 19 March 2022 and 19 April 2022 to elect the new President of Timor-Leste for the period 2022 -2027. According to political observer, Victor Soares,” The Government of Timor - Leste through the National electoral Commission (CNE) and the Secretariate technique administration electorate (STAE) are concerned about Timorese citizens overseas to participate in elections but don't pay attention to citizens in the country, it is illogical because citizens are abroad, the government looks for ways and participates in the election, but does not pay attention to citizens in the country, but our citizens in Australia, England, Korea Our government follows them to the election, how are they in Timor-Leste not allowed to take part in the election, while he does not have a card election. what you need to worry about is , you have to know that, so I suggest if possible in the future citizens who have election cards can participate in elections anywhere, because they have cards and are citizens of Timor-Leste. If the election is important, he can vote anywhere, for example, he has a husband from that vilage or his wife from that vilage, he can participate in elections if he has an election card. And also people who work and students who study in Dili, they cannot return to their areas can participate in the elections in Dili, the important thing is that they have an electorate card and are citizens of Timor – Leste. This political observer asked electoral bodies such as CNE and STAE to correct the existing failures, especially in 2023 Timor-Leste will again face Parliamentary elections so that citizens can participate fully in elections.” “I have a question to CNE, STAE and the State that citizens in England, Australia, fly in the air to prepare the conditions to vote but the one in Timor – Leste, because their village is far away, he can't vote, I think this is a big mistake, I think if we have electoral card or passport we can take part in the election, anywhere available, after that, the techniques can write in system, because it is important for five year old Timorese to make decisions to our State bodies after they make day-to-day decisions, now especially lack of time, especially students in Dili, have to go back to the mountains , he will have to lose more Transport for the Parliamentary elections, I suggest that STAE, CNE, especially students from the mountains in Dili, it is important to vote on the voting card anywhere and it should be written in the system.” Said Victor. On the other hand, according to the political students leonizo Mariz said, "Some citizens are not in the election because there is no reason for each, some were not take part the election because of transport issues and political reasons. We need to begin to see why people did not follow the voting process, because some conditions did not allow people to follow, we saw that in the first round of elections there was no vote, after the second round of elections had been held, meaning that the elections were not fully attended by all, In the election, some people are not always follow, so even if we see it deep, we investigate some people don't fully participate, but others don't follow the election, so in some cases people are not fully participating, for instance some people should go back to the mountains, some do not want to return due to political activities of the parties, and leaders did not manage to make any new transformation on what today is faced by the people, so they see it as a political reason, which is not allowed to participate in the election. No one is missing. We look back on the moral, we don't participate in the election to eliminate our National sense, as a citizen who lost our rights, but I think you gave your votes, which after you gave them more power after going up to rule by Law, I think that today we lose our duty, because we question, but I think you gave your votes, which took the dollar away after you gave them the power that they went up to rule and that the Law doesn't follow the conditions of the people facing a small example today, in view of a Resolution produced by the Dili's votes, the people produce people from the political parties who still rul.” Said Mariz Meanwhile, according to the President of the National election Commission (CNE) Jose Agostinho da Costa Belo, this side Centre is due to a number of issues facing the community, so that parallel centers can facilitate the community and students who cannot return to their village can attend elections in Dili. The parallel Centre whose recent history is very long, because at the age of many voters question it when they are near the election and many must return their place, especially our students and people who are looking for life in Dili, should leave Dili because they must return to their municipality, but to go back on the first question of Transport, their economic life. After several accidents are in a sense that CNE is thinking and looking forward to research especially on disasters, especially on people's concerns about civic Education, so we present this situation to the National Parliament, usually when the situation is facilitated by the Government, even if the parties also facilitate the return to their place, but on the way each one has caused each other problems over the campaign but each one keeps crying out, these issues occur in Aileu and Baucau to Lospalos. In particular the presence of the member of Parliament Francisco Vasconcelos as Commissioner he also promoted the establishment of a parallel Centre in order to give the opportunity to our students and especially to all the people who may not be able to go to their place, said the President of CNE. According to the President of the CNE Mass, the parallel Centre is an initial phase that took place in the Presidential election but the next election will improve the mechanisms, so that if the Centre continues to be implemented, it can be successful, as a recent project initiated for the Presidential election, if everyone agrees, in the benefits of the Parliamentary elections we continue but if it does not seem that this means that the members of Parliament need to have a response, because only the Presidential Law has no Parliamentary Law yet exist, there is no possibility to continue, But from CNE's point of view, there is a good solution. The problem is that our socialization has not been fully covered and coordinated between the village head and STAE and public service institutions, especially the Ministry of National Education have not taken the right initiative, that students have registered an appropriate list of their coordination with STAE that has been submitted as soon as possible. According to the President's of CNE observations, the eletorate did not want to participate in the election because they had taken the form statement without registration. "The second time the voters have no initiative to make statements without registration. The statement has already taken does not mean that our name appear otomaticly in the system, it seems not the responsibility of any vilages Authority, not only from the electorate body STAE and CNE but also from the electorate people but also even if all are good coordination I think there is no problem, therefore, this unique solution, if it is intended to continue the mechanism, does not need the community to go through Universities through the Chancellor and village head, but STAE can apply directly to universities and the village office does not need to bring a statement, but the electorate only brings a document that says that I want to register parallel, because I have decided not to go to the sub-district, I want to take part in the election here, so the document is there is no need for bureaucracy because people work, and schools do not have time for them, so I think the current parallel can respond and be profitable, but it is necessary to change the bureaucratic mechanism, I think we can continue. “The president of CNE said this at his workplace CNE Larigutu, Dili, Timor Leste.