sábado, 17 de março de 2007

Suara Timor Lorasae (STL) aproveita eleições para vender mais jornais

Este jornal diario, Suara Timor Lorosae (STL), conhecido na praça como eminentemente anti-FRETILIN, re-inicia a sua "sondagem de opinião" a partir de hoje.

Na sondagem anterior, o sistema utilizado era o de envio de mensagens por sms para dois números indicados pelo próprio jornal. O candidato da FRETILIN a Presidente da República, Lu-Olo, foi o favorito, seguido de Ramos-Horta e outros.

Desta vez, o jornal liga a expressão de opinião com a compra do próprio jornal. Pois, para se poder expressar o sentido do voto o cidadão terá que comprar o jornal e recortar um boletim existente no próprio jornal, sinalizar o candidato escolhido (como em qualquer boletim de voto) e depositá-lo numa caixa indicada previamente pelo jornal.

A FRETILIN entende que o STL quer aproveitar-se deste período pré-eleitoral e eleitoral para vender mais jornais. Assim, a FRETILIN e o seu candidado declaram que não participarão nesta sondagem, pois não irão contribuir para enriquecer um jornal que é declaradamente contra a FRETILIN e contribuir para extrair dos cidadãos já de si pobres o pouco que ainda têm.

New party huge gamble for Gusmao, by Sahe da Silva (www.timortruth.com)

17 March 2007

Jose Ramos-Horta’s announcement this week that a new party will be launched by current President of the Republic, Xanana Gusmao, appears to confirm what most experts have been predicting for some time - Gusmao will enter parliamentary politics in Timor-Leste as the head of a new party called the National Congress of Timorese Reconstruction.

The new party will be known by its Portuguese acronym, CNRT, a deliberate attempt to link the new party with the umbrella resistance organisation, the National Council of Timorese Resistance, which was also known by the Portuguese acronym, CNRT.

Fretilin has already indicated that it will take legal action against the acronym CNRT being used by the new political party based on the Constitution and the Laws of Timor-Leste.

In the light of the multiple predictions that a new ‘CNRT’ will be launched, the President’s refusal to announce the date of the parliamentary elections looks like an abuse of his powers to serve his own personal political ambitions.

The decision by Gusmao to form a new party will be a huge gamble for the former resistance leader and current President of the Republic, who remains, at least as a parliamentarian, an unknown quantity.

The aim of the new party will be, at the minimum, to remove the parliamentary majority of Fretilin, Timor-Leste’s largest party. There has also been speculation that the new party, provided it obtains enough seats, may seek to obtain a parliamentary majority by forming a coalition with one or two of the other parties.

There is no doubt that the National Congress of Timorese Reconstruction will be a force in the parliamentary elections as it will leverage Gusmao’s popularity around the country to maximise its votes. The new party will not only take votes from Fretilin, but the other political parties as well. However, even before Gusmao’s party has been formed, there are serious questions being raised about it. The questions relate to the use of the acronym CNRT by the party, whether Gusmao can make the transition to parliamentarian, whether Gusmao will be able to handle the public scrutiny and criticism that will be leveled at him and his party and whether his party will have enough time to prepare for the elections.

The use of CNRT is misleading and deceptive.

If the acronym CNRT is used by the new party it will be an opportunistic move to capitalise on the achievements of the National Council of Timorese Resistance which was also known as CNRT. The use of this acronym is misleading and deceptive and will be criticised by other political parties who will argue that the name will confuse the voting population where there is a high level of illiteracy.

The secretary general of Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri, has already said that this party would take legal action against the acronym CNRT being used by the new political party based on the Constitution and the Laws of Timor-Leste. In a media release issued by Fretilin, Alkatiri said that “there is a moral obligation on all parties to be transparent and unambiguous in their identity, campaign messages and policies”.

“We welcome the decision by Xanana Gusmao or others to form a political party and Fretilin looks forward to the up-coming electoral contest. However, it is unacceptable that any political party should seek to capitalise on the name of CNRT which is an organisation of historical significance to the people of Timor-Leste” said Alkatiri.

By way of background, the National Council of Timorese Resistance was the independence umbrella organisation under which the pro-independence parties and individual activists worked together to achieve independence from Indonesia during the 1999 referendum. Once independence had been achieved, CNRT was dissolved shortly after in 2001 so that political parties could participate in a multi-party democracy.

CNRT was initially known as the National Council of Maubere Resistance(CNRM), which was created by the Fretilin leadership in 1987 as a non-partisan organisation designed to involve all East Timorese political organisations and individuals in the struggle for independence.

When CNRM was created the leadership of Fretilin decided that Xanana Gusmao should leave Fretilin to become the leader of CNRM. It was also decided that Falintil would become the armed wing of the entire independence movement as opposed to being the armed wing of Fretilin only.

In 1998, the term ‘Maubere’ was dropped from CNRM and replaced with the term ‘Timorese’ to facilitate the entry of the UDT (Timorese Democratic Union) party which absolutely rejected the world ‘Maubere’.

Is Gusmao capable of being an effective parliamentarian or even Prime Minister?

Gusmao remains an unknown quantity as a parliamentarian. An effective and charismatic resistance leader does not automatically make an effective parliamentarian. Gusmao has recently been quoted in the Portuguese media as saying that the role of President has been more difficult than that of resistance leader. However, it is conceivable that life as a parliamentarian let alone the Prime Minister is more difficult than that of President.

By forming a new party, Gusmao and his team are presenting themselves as an alternative government capable of developing and delivering a program for national development. This is new territory for Gusmao and an area in which he clearly lacks experience.

Supporters of Gusmao’s party may argue that the party will surround him with capable people. The questions is, who will these people be? Local media in Dili have reported that some Fretilin dissidents headed by Vitor da Costa and Vicente Maubocy Ximenes will join Gusmao’s new party. This is political suicide for the new party for several reasons. The first is that some of these dissidents such as Maubocy, Jorge Teme and da Costa have aired their grievances outside of Fretilin’s party structure. This is a sign of political immaturity and an inability to properly articulate grievances within a team structure. Secondly, some of the dissidents have patchy disciplinary records. For example, Maubocy was suspended from Fretilin in July 2005 and the suspension was confirmed for another 12months by an internal disciplinary panel of Fretilin on 16 May 2006. Thirdly, Jose Luis Guterres and Egidio de Jesus misled the public after claiming that they were prevented from contesting the leadership of Fretilin at the party Congress in May 2006 because the election was by show of hands. The reality was that Guterres and de Jesus did not even nominate themselves for the leadership election because they were unable to get the support of 20% of delegates at the Congress (which is the minimum threshold required to contest the election under party rules). The presence of these dissidents in the new party also brings into question whether Gusmao’s new party will be able to function as a cohesiveunit.

As a politician Gusmao will be subject to intense public scrutiny and criticism.

If Gusmao becomes a parliamentarian his previous roles in East Timorese society such as that of resistance leader, president of the National Council of Timorese Resistance and President of the Republic will be open to complete scrutiny during the parliamentary election campaign. There is no doubt that politicians from other political parties in Timor-Leste will bring up Gusmao’s past mistakes in an attempt to discredit him and his party in Timor-Leste’s unforgiving political climate.

One of the criticisms that will probably be leveled against Gusmao will be the forced resignation of Mari Alkatiri as Prime Minister based on unfounded allegations made by Vicente Railos in the ABC Four Corner’s program “Stoking the Fires”. On that program Railos claimed that Mari Alkatiri had armed hit squads to eliminate political opponents of Fretiln, allegations which were strenuously denied by Alkatiri. Despite Alkatiri agreeing to co-operate with all investigations, Gusmao used the program to force Alkatiri from office in violation of the Constitution of Timor-Leste. Embarrassingly for Gusmao the East Timorese prosecutor-general recently confirmed that there was a lack of evidence to support Railos’ allegations and the case against Alkatiri was closed.

Another criticism which will be made against Gusmao will be his relationship with army rebel and key player in the 2006 crisis, Alfredo Reinado. The nature and extent of the relationship between the two is the subject of much speculation and will only be made clear when Reinado is brought before the courts for his role in the violence last year, particularly in relation to the killing of government troops in Fatu Ahion May 23.

Supporters of the President have argued that Gusmao’s close relationship with Reinado was an attempt by the President to control the movements ofthe rebel and prevent him from causing further damage. While this may be true, the failure to arrest Reinado, Railos and others recommended for prosecution by the “Report of the United Nations: Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste (2 October 2006)” gave the greenlight to Dili’s gangs to continue to cause instability and violence. This is because the lack of action is an indication that the State lacks thecourage to assert its authority.

These are just two of the criticisms that will be made against Gusmao if he chooses to become a parliamentarian. For someone who is rightfully revered around the country for his role as the leader of the resistance movement, particularly after the dark days of the late 1970s, the public criticism and probing into his previous roles in Timorese society may prove to be difficult to handle.

Will the new party be ready to campaign before the parliamentary elections?

Logistically and organisationally, the new party formed by Gusmao will not have much time to prepare for the election campaign. This has fueled speculation that Gusmao is delaying the announcement of the date for parliamentary elections in order to give the party more time to get organised. If this is the case, then it is a clear abuse of power by the President. The parliamentary elections should be held and a new government should be in place by 20 May 2007 in order to properly comply with the Constitutional time frames.

The decision by Gusmao to lead the new ‘CNRT’ party will mean that the current President and former resistance leader will no longer be an independent figure in this emerging nation. He is throwing down the gauntlet to Fretilin, the political party he once led and which formed the backbone of the successful resistance to the Indonesian occupation. The political stakes in Timor-Leste could not be any higher.

Biography of Francisco Guterres "Lu-Olo"

Francisco “Lu’Olo” Guterres was born on September 7, 1954 in Ossú, district of Viqueque, in the eastern mountainous region of Timor-Leste. He is the son of Felix Guterres and Elda da Costa Guterres and is the sixth of eight children, four girls and four boys. After finishing his primary education at St. Terezinha College in Ossú, in 1969, Lu’Olo moved to Dili where he attended secondary school. In 1973, he returned to St. Terezinha College as a school teacher.

Lu’Olo is the President of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste and the President of Fretlin and is currently completing his law degree at Dili University. He is a charismatic and respected politician and former resistance fighter who spent the entire 24 years of occupation in the mountains. By the time the Indonesians left Timor-Leste in 1999, Lu-Olo was the most senior leader of Fretilin inside the country.

Political and military background

Lu’Olo joined ASDT (Social Democratic Association of Timor), which later became Fretilin, in 1974. When Indonesia invaded Timor-Leste, Lu’Olo retreated to the mountains and joined an army platoon operating in the mountainous area of Ossú under the command of Lino Olokassa. He was to spend the entire Indonesian occupation (1975-1999) in the mountains as a resistance fighter and political activist, surviving the annihilation and encirclement campaign of the late 1970s where many of his Fretilin colleagues were hunted down and killed, including his mentor Vicente “Sahe” Reis.

During his time in the mountains, Lu’Olo progressed through the ranks of Fretilin . In the period of 1975 to 1987, he occupied the following positions within Fretilin:

- Deputy secretary and secretary for the eastern coast region of Matebian (1976)

- a political commissar for the Ponta Leste Sector (or eastern point sector) (1978)

- appointed deputy secretary for “zona 15 de Agosto” (1978)

- nominated deputy of the central eastern region as part of the command of the 3rd Guerrilla Company (1982)

- political commissar (1984)

In 1987, the resistance was restructured when the Central Committee of Fretilin created the National Council of Maubere Resistance (CNRM), an umbrella organisation designed to encompass all East Timorese political parties which sought independence for Timor-Leste. The Central Committee also decided that FALINTIL should be the army for all East Timorese and not be the armed wing of Fretilin. Xanana Gusmao was to leave Fretilin to become the leader of CNRM and the political command of Fretilin was handed over to the Directive Commission of Fretilin (CDF). The secretary of CDF was Ma’Huno and his deputy secretaries were Lu'OLo, Mau Hodu, and Konis Santana.

In the period of 1991 to 1993 Mau Hodu, Xanana Gusmão and Ma’ Huno were captured by the Indonesian military. In 1993, Konis Santana was appointed as secretary of the CDF and replaced Gusmão in his role as the leader of CNRM. In 1997, Konis Santana died from illness and Lu’Olo was appointed secretary of CDF, thus becoming the most senior Fretilin leader in Timor-Leste.

In 1998, an extraordinary Fretilin National Conference took place in Sydney-Australia for the reorganization of the Fretilin leadership. At the Sydney Conference, the CDF was abolished and gave way to the Presidential Council of Fretilin. Lu’Olo was nominated as the General Co-ordinator, with Mari Alkatiri as 1st Deputy for the Diplomatic Front and Ma’Huno as 2nd Deputy for the Clandestine Front.

In 1998, CNRM was replaced by the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT) and Lu'Olo attained the following positions within the newly created CNRT:

- member of the National Political Council

- secretary for Political Affairs

- member of the Political-Military Council
He was to continue in his role as the General Co-ordinator of the Fretilin Presidential Council.
Following the 1999 independence referendum, Lu’Olo finally meets Mari Alkatiri, the most senior member of Fretilin on the diplomatic front and a founder of the party. Lu’Olo and Alkatiri agree that further steps are needed to reorganise Fretilin.
In July 2001, Fretilin held its 1st National Congress and Lu’Olo is elected President of Fretilin with Alkatiri elected as Secretary General. Following the overwhelming victory of Fretilin in the 2001 general elections, Lu’ Olo becomes a member of the Constitutional Assembly of Timor-Leste and was later elected as the President of the Constitutional Assembly.
On 20 May 2002, upon the restoration of the independence of Timor-Leste, the Constitutional Assembly becomes the National Parliament and Lu’Olo becomes a member and the President of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste.
In May 2006 Fretilin held its 2nd National Congress and Lu’Olo and Alkatiri are re-elected respectively as party President and Secretary General.

Lu'Olo is fluent in Portuguese, Makassae and Tetum.
Information gathered by DEPIM - Information and Mobilisation Department of FRETILIN

Francisco Guterres "Lu-Olo" ni istoria

Francisco Guterres Lu’Olo moris iha 7 Setembru 1954, iha Ossú- distritu Viqueque, iha rejiaun sentru leste Timor-Leste nian. Nia aman naran Felix Correia no nia inan naran Elda da Costa Guterres. Lu’Olo iha maun ida, bin hat no alin mane rua.

Hafoin nia ramata eskola primária iha Colégio Sta Terezinha - Ossú, iha tinan 1969, nia bá eskola iha Dili. Iha 1974, nia fila fali ba Ossú ba hanorin iha Colégio Sta Terezinha.

Lu’Olo kaben ho Cidália Lopes Nobre Mouzinho Guterres, maluk Timor oan husi Ataúro. Sira nain rua iha oan rua, Francisco Cidalino Guterres (Olo Kai), tinan tolu ho balu no Eldino Nobre Guterres (Loi), tinan ida ho balu.

Ohin loron, Lu’Olo kaer kargu Prezidente Parlamentu Nasional no Prezidente FRETILIN nian. Lu’Olo estuda hela iha Universidade Timor Loro Sa’e (UNTL) – Dili, hodi aban bai rua bele sai advogadu. Nia halao ninia atividades iha ai-laran, hanesan guerilheiru no politiku durante tempu okupasaun indonézia tomak, tinan 24 nia laran, no sai líder ida ké karismátiku ne’ebé ema respeita. Molok Indonésia husik Timor-Leste iha 1999, Lu’Olo kaer tiha ona kuda talin FRETILIN nian ho kargu politiku a’as liu iha estrutura FRETILIN nian.
Lu’Olo koalia mo’os lian tolu: makassae, português, no tétum
Faktus polítikus no militares

Lu’Olo tama ba ASDT- Associação Social-Democrática Timorense, ne’ebé hari’i iha 20/05/74-, ne’ebé fila a’an ba FRETILIN, iha Setembru 1974. Bainhira Indonésia okupa Timor-Leste, Lu’Olo halai ba ai-laran. Iha nebá mak nia hetan ho Komandante Lino Olokassa ne’ebé komanda pelotaun FALINTIL nian, iha foho Mundo Perdido, iha Ossú. Husi 1975 to’o 1999, durante tempu okupasaun Indonésia tomak, Lu’Olo sempre luta iha ai-laran, hanesan kombatente luta armada no polítiku; nia konsegue eskapa husi kampanha serku anikilamentu iha 1970s ne’ebé forsas militares indonézia halao iha Timor-Leste ba hamate Rezisténsia FRETILIN nian hasoru okupasaun indonézia. Iha kampanha ne’e maluk FRETILIN barak mate, hanesan matebian Vicente “Sahe” Reis – líder ne’ebé sai Lu ‘Olo nia matan dalan (mentor polítiku).

Iha tempu luta armada nian, Lu’Olo kaer kargu barak hahú husi kraik to leten. Husi 1975 tó 1987 nia kaer kargus tuir mai ne’e:

§ Vise- Sekretáriu no ikus liu, Sekretáriu ba zona kosteira leste (1976)

§ Komisáriu Politiku ba’a Sektor Ponta Leste (1978)

§ Delegadu Komissariadu ba’a “Zona 15 de Agosto”, iha Matebian (1978)

§ Vise-Sekretáriu ba’a rejiaun sentru-leste ne’ebé halo parte Komandu Terceira Companhia Guerrilha (1982)

§ Komisáriu polítiku (1984)

Iha 1987, FRETILIN hari’i CNRM – Conselho Nacional da Resistência Maubere hodi loke liman ba hakoak partidus politikus hotu-hotu ne’ebé hakarak Timor-Leste atu ukun rasik a’an. Komité Sentral FRETILIN nian deside mo’os kore FALINTIL husi FRETILIN hodi sai Forsas Armadas Povu tomak nian (despartidariza FALINTIL). Xanana Gusmão mo’os sai husi FRETILIN hodi kaer kargu líder CNRM nian. Iha tempu ne’e duni, FRETILIN hari’i mo’os Komisaun Diretiva FRETILIN (CDF) – órgaun polítiku ba tau matan ba atividades FRETILIN nian . Sekretáriu CDF nian maka Ma’Huno, vise-sekretárius mak Lu’Olo, Mau Hodu no Konis Santana.

Husi 1991 to 1993, tropa indonézia kaer Mau Hodu, Xanana Gusmão no Ma’Huno. Iha 1993, Konis Santana hahú kaer kargu Sekretáriu CDF nian no hola mo’os fatin Xanana Gusmão hanesan líder CNRM nian. Iha 1987, Konis Santana mate no Lu’Olo hola nia fatin hanesan Sekretáriu CDF nian, kargu polítiku ne’ebé a’as liu iha FRETILIN, iha tempu nebá, iha Timor-Leste.

Iha 1998, FRETILIN halao Konferénsia Nasional Extraordinária iha Sydney-Austrália hodi hadia lideransa FRETILIN nian . Iha Konferénsia ne’e, CDF fó fatin ba’a órgaun foun ida naran Conselho Presidencial da FRETILIN. Konferénsia ne’e hili Lu’Olo hanesan Koordenador Jeral Conselho Presidencial ; Mari Alkatiri sai primeiru Koordenador -Adjunto ba’a Frente Diplomátika no Ma’Huno sai segundu Coordenador-Adjunto ba Frente Clandestina.

Iha 1998, iha “Convenção deTimorenses na Diáspora”, CNRM fila a’an ba CNRT – Conselho Nacional da Resistência Timorense. Lu’Olo kaer kargu oi’oin iha CNRT ninia estruturas:

Membru Conselho Politico Nacional;
Sekretáriu ba’a Asuntus Polítikus;
Membru Conselho Polítiku-Militar

Liu tiha referendu 1999, Lu’Olo hetan Mari Alkatiri, membru fundadór FRETILIN nian hó kargu polítiku a’as liu iha tasi balu.Lu’Olo no Alkatiri koalia ba malu hodi hadia FRETILIN ninia estruturas politikas. Sira konvoka uluk Conferénsia Nasional Kuadrus FRETILIN nian iha 2000 no iha Julhu 2001, FRETILIN halao Kongresu Nasional bada dala uluk. Iha Kongresu ne’e Lu’Olo simu kargu Prezidente no Mari Alkatiri simu kargu Sekretáriu Jeral partidu nian, tuir eleisoens partidu halao iha eventu ne’e.

Bainhira FRETILIN manan eleisoens jerais iha 2001, Lu’Olo simu kargu membru Assembleia Konstituinte. Assembleia Konstituinte fila a’an ba Parlamentu Nasional iha 20 Maiu 2002, data restaurasaun independénsia Timor-Leste nian no Lu’Olo hola mo’os kargu Prezidente Parlamentu Nasional nian.

Iha Maiu 2006, FRETILIN halao Kongresu Nasional ba dala rua. Lu’Olo hamutuk ho Mari Alkatiri, sai dala ida ta’an Prezidente no Sekretáriu Jeral FRETILIN nian, ho 89% votus a favor husi total delegadus ne’ebé vota hó konxiénsia iha eventu bo’ot ne’ebé partidu organiza ho delegadus mai husi sub-distritu hotu-hotu Timor-Leste nian.
Informasaun husi DEPIM - Departamento de Informacao e de Mobilizacao da FRETILIN

Biografia de Francisco Guterres "Lu-Olo"


NOME: Francisco Guterres (Lu Olo)


LOCAL DE NASCIMENTO: Ossú - Distrito de Viqueque

FILIAÇÃO: Filho do Sr. Félix Guterres e de D. Elda da Costa Guterres

FAMÍLIA NUCLEAR: Casado com Cidália Lopes Nobre Mouzinho Guterres, com quem tem dois filhos, Francisco Cidalino Guterres, de três anos e Eldino Nobre Guterres, de um ano.

HABILITAÇÕES LITERÁRIAS: Frequentou o Colégio Sta. Teresinha de Ossú onde completou a 4ª Classe em 1969. Neste mesmo ano ingressou no Liceu de Dili que frequentou até 1973 tendo depois voltado para o Colégio St. Teresinha como monitor escolar até ao ano de 1974. É actualmente aluno do curso de Direito na Universidade Nacional de Timor Loro’sae, curso esse que se iniciou em Timor-Leste em 2005-2006 por proposta do então Primeiro Ministro da RDTL, Dr. Mari Alkatiri, ao governo português no quadro da Cooperação entre Timor-Leste e Portugal.


15/09/01 até 20/05/02: Presidente da Assembleia Constituinte (gérmen do Parlamento Nacional)

20/05/02 até a presente data: Presidente do Parlamento Nacional.

Vida política:

1. Lu’lo simpatizou imediatamente com o programa político da ASDT- gérmen da FRETILIN, que fora criada em 20 de Maio de 1974. A 11 de Setembro de 1974, a ASDT transforma-se em FRETILIN e, nesse dia, chegam cinco estudantes bolseiros de Portugal. Vicente dos Reis, um dos cinco estudantes, viria a ser o principal mentor político de Lu-Olo visto que o acompanhava nas suas sessões de esclarecimento politico às populações.

2. Quando se deu a invasão indonésia de Timor-Leste, Lu decidiu fugir para o mato onde viria a juntar-se ao pelotão comandado por Lino Olokassa, no Monte Perdido – Ossú.

3. Em Julho de 1976 é nomeado Vice-Secretário da zona costeira leste, na área de Matebian; passa depois a assumir o cargo de Secretário, substituindo Francisco da Silva quando este foi capturado pelo inimigo durante uma incursão militar.

4. Em 1978, Lu é nomeado Vice-Secretário da zona 15 de Agosto, na área de Matebian, trabalhando em estreita colaboração com o saudoso Mau Hodu Ran Kadalak.

5. Em 1978 assume o cargo de delegado do Comissariado do Sector Ponta Leste.

6. Em 1981 a resistência armada da FRETILIN foi re-estruturada nas montanhas pelos lideres que tinham sobrevivido às investidas inimigas: Xanana Gusmão, Má Huno e Basuka. Este último, Basuka, faleceu mais tarde em combate.

7. Em 1982 é Adjunto da Região Centro Leste, fazendo parte do Comando da 3ª Companhia da guerrilha, sendo ainda responsável político.

8. Em 1984 é nomeado Comissário Político e, em 1987, com esta dupla função executiva, é transferido para a Região Cruzeiro (Same, Manatuto Oeste, Aileu e parte oriental de Dili). É nesta mesma altura que Xanana Gusmão se desvincula da FRETILIN formando o CNRM, como estratégia da luta. O comando político da FRETILIN é entregue à Comissão Directiva da FRETILIN na resistência armada constituída por Má Huno, na qualidade de Secretário coadjuvado por Mau Hodu, Konis Santana e Lu’olo como Vice-Secretários.

9. Em 1991, Mau Hodu é capturado pelo inimigo, Xanana Gusmão é preso em 1992 e Ma’ Huno em 1993.

10. Em 1993, Konis Santana assume a função de Secretário da Comissão Directiva da FRETILIN, acumulando o Comando da guerrilha, e Lu’olo assume a posição de Vice-Secretário desta mesma Comissão.

11. Em 1997, Lu’Olo assume a função de Secretário da Comissão Directiva da FRETILIN, após a morte por acidente de Konis Santana;

12. Em 1998 organiza-se em Sydney-Australia, por proposta de Lu’olo, uma Conferência Extraordinária da FRETILIN para a reorganização da liderança da FRETILIN. A Comissão Directiva da FRETILIN deu lugar ao Conselho Presidencial da FRETILIN assumindo Lu’Olo o cargo de Coordenador Geral deste Conselho, Mari Alkatiri foi eleito 1º Vice-Coordenador na Frente Diplomática, Ma’ Huno 2º Vice-Coordenador na Frente Clandestina e Mau Hodu, Secretário do Secretariado Político Permanente da FRETILIN na Frente clandestina.

13. Ainda em 1998 é criado o CNRT, passando Lu’Olo a acumular os cargos de membro do CPN/CNRT, Secretário da Frente da Política Interna, membro do Conselho Político Militar na resistência Armada para além da sua função de Coordenador do Conselho Presidencial da FRETILIN

14. No seu encontro com Mari Alkatiri, em Timor-Leste, já depois do referendo de 1999, ambos decidem avançar com a reorganização da FRETILIN e convocam uma Conferência Nacional de Quadros da Frente que viria a realizar-se com sucesso em Maio de 2000.

15. No primeiro Congresso da FRETILIN, realizado em Julho de 2001, Lu’Olo é eleito Presidente da FRETILIN.

16.. Após as eleições de 30 de Agosto de 2001, que culminaram com a vitória da FRETILIN, Lu’Olo toma posse em Setembro de 2001 como membro da Assembleia Constituinte de Timor-Leste sendo eleito mais tarde Presidente deste órgão legislativo.

17. Em 20 de Maio de 2002, com a restauração da independência de Timor-Leste, a Assembleia Constituinte transforma-se em Parlamento Nacional e Lu Olo assume o cargo de Presidente deste órgão de soberania, cargo que exerce actualmente.

18. Em Maio de 2006, é re-eleito Presidente da FRETILIN no II Congresso Nacional do partido conjuntamente com Mari Alkatiri que também re-assume o seu cargo de Secretário Geral do partido, por vontade de uma maioria de 89% dos delegados presentes na altura da votação
Dili, 20 de Fevereiro de 2007
Dados biográficos actualizados pelo Departamento de Informação e de Mobilização da FRETILIN (DEPIM).,
Fontes: NAKROMA, Número 003/XI/05 e www.parlamentonacional.tl