Ramos-Horta in lime­light

The Cairns Post - - WORLD -

NO­BEL Peace Prize lau­re­ate and for­mer East Ti­morese pres­i­dent Jose Ramos-Horta is wad­ing back into pol­i­tics ahead of par­lia­men­tary elec­tions next month.

He says the gov­ern­ment in the past decade has failed in cru­cial ar­eas such as re­duc­ing child mal­nu­tri­tion and pro­vid­ing clean wa­ter, adding he would have fo­cused on those ar­eas if he were in charge.

Mr Ramos-Horta has de­clared sup­port for the Fretilin party, which is loosely grouped with a mi­nor party in the May 12 elec­tion against a for­mal al­liance of three par­ties in­clud­ing that of in­de­pen­dence hero Xanana Gus­mao.

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