A Long and Winding Road: A Brief History of the Idea of a 'Government of National Unity' in Timor-Leste and its Current Implications
In his inauguration speech on 16 February 2015, Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo announced the mantra of his new government: ‘the members of the Sixth Government will put the interests of the people above any other partisan interests’ (16/2/2015:2). Resorting to this rhetorical topos may be warranted by the major realignment of the parliamentary support for the new government (commonly referred to as ‘National Unity’ or ‘National Inclusion’) now headed by a member of what was until then the...[Show more]
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