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Ramos-Horta declares victory in East Timor presidential election – Metro US

Ramos-Horta declares victory in East Timor presidential election

Second and final round of East Timor’s presidential election
Second and final round of East Timor’s presidential election

DILI (Reuters) – Independence leader and Nobel laureate Jose Ramos-Horta declared victory in East Timor’s presidential election on Thursday, calling for unity and dialogue after a final count showed he had secured 62% of the vote.

“I have received this mandate from our people, from the nation, in an overwhelming demonstration of our people’s commitment to democracy,” he told reporters.

(Reporting by Nelson Da Cruz; Writing by Kate Lamb; Editing by Ed Davies)

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