2022 Election: CNE will organize Ritual Ceremonies in all municipalities in Timor–Leste

2022 Election: CNE will organize Ritual Ceremonies in all municipalities in Timor–Leste

Ritual ceremony. Tatoli’s image//Eugénio Pereira

DILI, 18 february 2022 (TATOLI)- To conduct a peaceful presidential election campaign, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) has coordinated with the traditional leaders in all 13 municipalities including RAEO to conduct the ritual ceremonies before commence the presidential campaign.

“We have customs because of that, CNE has coordinated with the CNE Commissioners in the municipalities to invite the local traditional leaders to perform a traditional ritual ceremony before the presidential campaign takes place,” the President of CNE Jose Belo told reporters at the Office of the Secretariat Technical of Electoral Administration (STAE), Caicoli, Dili.

The President of CNE explained that it was very crucial to conduct a ritual ceremony to ask the blessings and wisdom from the ancestors to protect all candidates of President of the Republic and all electors to love and respect each other to avoid the conflict and not to insult each other because all Timorese are one homeland and one nation, namely Timor – Leste.

“CNE wish to embrace everyone through a ritual ceremony because with the ritual, the presidential candidates and the electors as well as the supporters of each presidential candidate will respect each other because they have been blessed by our ancestors, and if they are not obeyed the ritual ‘s sworn then there will be a consequence even its intangible, Commissioner CNE, Belo said.

CNE hopes that with the existence of traditional ritual’s oath, all the campaign processes will bring peace until the Presidential election on march 19, 2022 with success.

Previously the CNE also had prepared the form of the National Unity Pact to be signed by the candidates of the President Republic in the Headquarter of CNE, Dili before the election campaign is commenced

Meanwhile the campaign for the Presidential’s election will take place from 02 of march until 16 of march 2022.

Related news:The Candidates of President of the Republic will sign the Pact of National Unity

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo


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