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Published:May 7th, 2007 04:28 EST

Independent Election Observers Prepare to Monitor Timor

By SOP newswire

On Wednesday, May 9, the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) will dispatch nearly two dozen nonpartisan observers to polling
stations throughout Timor-Leste to monitor the presidential run-off election.

One month after the first round of the presidential elections, Timor-Leste`s voters will go to the polls to choose their next President in a run-off election. SOMET`s accredited observers plan to monitor the voting and tabulation in the districts of Ainaro, Baucau, Dili, Ermera,
Lautem, Liquica, Manatuto, and Viqueque SOMET monitored and reported on the first round of the Presidential Elections held April 9.

SOMET`s report on the first round of presidential voting and other information can be found online at ">

SOMET is a grassroots project the U.S.-based <>East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, <VOT" target="_blank">>VOT (Stichting Vrij Oost Timor) in the Netherlands, < ption=com_content&task=view&id=118&Itemid=96>APSOC
(Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition) and ">WFDA (World Forum for Democratization in Asia).

SOMET was formed at the invitation of civil society organizations in Timor-Leste to support an election process which is transparent, free and fair. SOMET has partnered with nonpartisan East Timorese and other international observers, reporting on the election process -- paying special attention to civic education, vote casting and counting, and reactions to the results. In Timor-Leste, SOMET cooperates with Asosiasaun HAK, Timor-Leste NGO Forum, La`o Hamutuk, FOKUPERS and Bibi Bulak.

Conferencia da Impresa

Observador Eleisaun Nacional no Internacional Pronto atu ba Halo Monitorisasaun Atu ba publika lalais: 7 May 2007

Iha loron Kuarta, 9 Maio, Misaun Observador Solidaridade ba Timor-Leste (SOMET) atu haruka observador nonpartisan besik ema nain 24 ba estasaun votasaun iha Timor-Leste tomak hodi halo monitorisasaun eleisaun presidensial.

Fulan ida depois eleisaun premeiru ronda, votantes Timorense sira atu ba estasaun votasaun hodi vota sira nia presidente foun iha eleisaun segunda ronda. "SOMET nia observador sira iha planu atu halo monitorisasaun ba votasaun no tabulasi iha distritu Ainaro, Baucau, Dili, Ermera, Lautem, Liquica, Manatuto, and Viqueque.

SOMET halo monitorisasaun no hasai relatorio iha Eleisaun Presidensial Premeiru iha 9 Abril. "SOMET nia relatorio kona ba votasaun presidensial premeiru no informasaun seluk bele hetan online iha: <>

SOMET hanesan projeitu baze ida husi East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (Rede Aksaun ba Timor-Leste no Indonesia) iha Estadus Unidus, "<VOT" target="_blank">>VOT (Stichting Vrij Oost Timor) iha Holanda, <  tion=com_content&task=view&id=118&Itemid=96>APSOC (Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition/Koalisaun Solidaridade iha Asia Pasifik) no <>WFDA (World Forum for Democratization in Asia/Forum Mundial ba Demokratisasaun iha Asia).

SOMET harii hodi responde karta konvite husi organisasaun sosiadade sivil iha Timor-Leste atu fo apoiu ba prosesu eleisaun neebe la`o ho transparante, livre no justu. "SOMET servisu hamutuk ho observador Timorense no internacional neebe nonpartisan, halo relatorio kona ba prosesu eleisaun " fo atensaun spesifiku ba edukasaun civica, prosesu votasaun no apuramentu, no hare reaksaun ba resultadu eleisaun. "Iha Timor-Leste, SOMET servisu hamutuk ho Asosiasaun HAK, Forum ONG Timor-Leste, La`o Hamutuk, FOKUPERS no Bibi Bulak.