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Timorese Democratic Union (U.D.T.)

União Democrática Timorense

Last modified: 2005-08-19 by antonio martins
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by Antonio Martins, 16 Sep 1997
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Description of the Flag

The symbol of UDT is made up of the kaibauk, a traditional Timorese symbol of authority, topped by two typical eastern Timorese houses and four stars arranged in a half circle, representing the four parts of the territory and the lettering "UDT" arranged also in half circle in the bottom.

The flag of UDT consists of five colors arranged in two vertical stripes, being the height [of the flag] two thirds of its width. The left [dexter or hoist] vertical stripe uses one third of the flag's total area and consists of two colors arranged as follows: Blue, which is the background for the "kaibauk", uses the two upper thirds of the stripe, while yellow uses the remaining. The symbol of UDT in the flag is always gold. The right [sinister or fly] stripe uses the remaining two thirds of the flag's total area and consists of three colors arranged horizontally: green in the upper third, white in the middle and red in the remaining lower third of the stripe.
(Article 4 of the Statute of the Democratic Union of Timor (União Democrática Timorense), approved in Lisbon, 2-4 December 1993)

Note: The Portuguese version of this document (official version?) used the word "estandarte", while portuguese for "flag" is usually "bandeira".
António Martins, 16 Sep 1997

Presentation of U.D.T.

U.D.T. got 8581 votes in the 2001.08.30 elections (2,36%), recieving 2 of 88 seats in the parlament. These results are very unedxpected, as U.D.T. is one of the oldest east timorese parties and was classically considered as #2 after Fretilin.
António Martins, 22 Sep 2001