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Timorese Social-Democrat Association (East Timor)

Associação Social-Democrata Timorense

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ASDT flag image by António Martins, 22 September 2001
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Description of the Flag

The flag of A.S.D.T. is an unequal triband of green, yellow and blue, in 2+1+2 ratio; on the hoist a white triangle charged with a red disc. On the yellow stripe, the letters "ASDT"; details vary. No clues about the symbolism, but graphically there is some similarity with the flag of Fretilin, this party’s close ally.
António Martins, 22 September 2001

In the 2007.06.02 elections A.S.D.T. used the same flag as before, though the exact shape and placement of the letters seems to vary.
António Martins, 07 September 2007


Presentation of A.D.S.T.

According to a political analyst (Adelino Gomes: “A Força da Bandeira e os Desafios da Vitória” Público 2001.09.07 :3), "What are PD and ASDT, but different divisions of the same independentist family?"… "ASDT standing for the countryside old guard, embattled in its clannish standpoints, confused but maubere."
António Martins, 22 September 2001

In the 2007.06.02 elections A.S.D.T. run in a (unnamed) coalition with P.S.D., which got 65 358 votes (15.73%), receiving 11 of 65 seats in the parliament.
António Martins, 07 September 2007

A.S.D.T. got 28 495 votes in the 2001.08.30 elections (7,84%), receiving 6 of 88 seats in the parliament — even if A.S.D.T. got only 14% of Fretilin’s result, it got to be the fourth party in these elections, closely following P.S.D. and P.D. These results were quite unexpected, and A.S.D.T. was the only party who beat Fretilin in district elections, having won in Aileu.
António Martins, 22 September 2001