Polls close in East Timor's presidential election
- 20 Mar 2017 at 15:17
- WRITER: KYODO NEWS
People queue up to give their vote during the presidential election at a polling station in Dili, East Timor, on Monday. (AP photo)
DILI, EAST TIMOR - Voting has concluded in East Timor's fourth presidential election Monday, with the president of a leftist party, Francisco Guterres, widely regarded as the frontrunner.
Guterres, of the leftist Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor Party, or Fretilin, is standing along with seven other candidates. His main rival is the Democratic Party's Antonio da Conceicao, who currently holds two ministerial positions in the country's Cabinet.
Upon casting his ballot at one of the country's 941 polling stations, Guterres told reporters he is confident of victory.
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