East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao appealed to the country's military and police forces Thursday to cease feuding and work together to unite the country a week after fighting flared between soldiers and rebels.
By PBS NewsHour
United Nations election monitors certified the landslide victory of long-time resistance leader Xanana Gusmao in East Timor's first presidential election. The vote is one of the final steps towards the full independence of the half-island region.
Residents of the tiny half-island territory of East Timor voted overwhelmingly last weekend for a popular independence leader to become their first elected president.
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