Listen to Owen Bennett-Jones discuss the future of opinion polls with Mark Pack

Amber Woortman

Mar 21, 2022

Understanding Timor-Leste's 2022 Presidential Elections

Amber Woortman in conversation with Duncan McCargo

New Books Network 2022

Timor-Leste is choosing a president. What is the significance of the 2022 presidential elections in Timor-Leste? Has Asia’s youngest and newest country become a prisoner of its short but turbulent political past? How do young people view the older generation of former freedom fighters who continue to dominate the political order? What has the atmosphere been like on the ground during the election campaign?

In the first of a short series of Timor-Leste-focused Nordic Asia Podcasts, Amber Woortman, a master’s student in political science at the University of Copenhagen, talks to NIAS Director Duncan McCargo from Dili about her observations and her conversations with candidates and voters in Timor-Leste over the past couple of weeks. This is a rare opportunity to hear about an election that has received very little mainstream international media coverage.

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo.

We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia.

Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast

About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk

Listen to more episodes on:

Your Host

Duncan McCargo

Duncan McCargo is an eclectic, internationalist political scientist, and literature buff: his day job is directing the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, at the University of Copenhagen.

Learn More

Also Hosted By Duncan McCargo