DILI----Just two months after it was announced by Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste’s majority parliamentary coalition has collapsed. Yet to be installed by the president, the thirty-four-member, six-party alliance came apart last Monday over a vote on the government’s plan to extend the pandemic emergency decree, with the youth-oriented KHUNTO party’s five MPs voting to support the government against the wishes of its alliance partners.

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