|Subject: LUSA: More than 2,100 Foreign ,
Local Observers to Monitor Sunday Vote
see also: UNDP's Election Observer links http://www.undp.east-timor.org/election%20obervers%202002.htm
10 Apr 02 12:29 East Timor: More than 2,100 Foreign , Local Observers to Monitor Sunday Vote
Nearly 400 foreign observers will join more than 1,800 East Timorese in monitoring the territory´s presidential election Sunday, according to figures released Wednesday by electoral officials in Dili.
Officials said the high number of local observers, representing 74 non-governmental organizations, appeared to reflect a growing interest on the part of civil society in accompanying the political process.
One of the largest contingents among the 375 international observers from 42 countries will come from Portugal, which sends 33.
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