Fifteen years of freedom for Timor-Leste

A "unity" government has made notable gains after decades of foreign occupation and civil strife. But can the center hold with new polls on the horizon?

Supporters of presidential candidate Francisco Guterres of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) party cheer at a campaign rally ahead of next week's elections, in Tasi Tolu, Dili, East Timor March 17, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Lirio da Fonseca
Supporters of presidential candidate Francisco Guterres of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) party cheer at a campaign rally ahead of next week's elections, in Tasi Tolu, Dili, East Timor March 17, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Lirio da Fonseca
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