Partai Democracy Maetze
It can be read on various occasions that the PDM is one of the few East Timorese parties whose name is not Portuguese, but Tetum . However, "democratic party" means in Tetum partidu demokrátiku (see PMD ). The spelling of the name seems to come from Indonesian .
PDM seems to have its roots in APODETI . It was founded on October 19, 2000 in Dili by student activists and was a member of the Conselho Nacional de Resistência Timorense (CNRT), PDM members were, however, neither represented in its Permanent Council nor in the so-called National Consultative Council (NCC), which heads the UN interim administration advised. The party leader was Paulo Sarmento Pinto . Other leading members were Gregorio Sebastião Lobo and Armindo Sanches .
Performing in elections
In the election for the Constituent Assembly on August 30, 2001 , the PDM drew up a list of 54 candidates and four district candidates from Lautém , Dili , Ainaro and Manufahi . It became the weakest party with 1788 votes (0.49%). It did not even skip the de facto threshold and therefore did not win any of the 88 seats.
In the 2007 parliamentary elections , the PDM no longer ran.
- Flags of the World - Mauchter Democratic Party (East Timor) : Illustration of the party flag (English)
- Indonesia Information No. 1 2002 (East Timor), Political Parties and Groups in East Timor by Michaela Müller and Monika Schlicher
- East Timor Law Journal: 2004 ETLJ 9 An overview of the constitution drafting process in East Timor by Alipio Baltazar ( memento of October 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
- Pat Walsh : EAST TIMOR'S POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPINGS Australian Council for Overseas Aid, April 2001 (English)
- Lurdes Silva-Carneiro de SOUSA: Some Facts and Comments on the East Timor 2001 Constituent Assembly Election , Lusotopie 2001: pp. 299–311 ( Memento of October 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) ( RTF ; 199 kB)
- UNTAET: Statement of the Chief Electoral Officer, April 14, 2002 (PDF file; 28 kB)