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  • Carlos Boavida Tilman



Decentralization, Local Power, Democratization


Introduction: The current legislator of Timor -Leste has not yet fulfilled its mandatory duty to edit the ordinary laws provided for in the constitucioanal text, especially those related to the installation and implementation of the policy of political-administrative decentralization, in line with the national constitution.  in Timor. Leste The Central Government still accumulates all the power. In order to change this situation, it is urgent that the current ordinary legislator create laws on decentralization, so that it can strengthen the existence of local power, and, consequently, to reach democratization.  

Objective: The main objectives of the implementation of decentralisation is democratisation.  

Discussion: It is about giving opportunity to the delegation of authority to local governments and societies, of fundamental importance due to the administrative and political heterogeneity they have. The specific functions will be returned to the Municipalities, through a process of consultation with the Ministries and then stipulated in the proposal for an organic Law on Local Government, with flexibility to adjust the subsequent and related  legal instruments. The application of the principle of democratization, can local citizens have access to the decision-making process and the implementation of public policies, with the development of the country. 

Conclusion: In order to reach this goal, it is urgently necessary to realize the reality of application or implementation of this model.  The sovereignty body, whatever the Ordinary Legislator, shall, with the out most urgency as possible, draw up the Local Government Act (provided for in Article 72/CDRTL-2002), the Law on the Division of the Administrative Organization (provided for in Article 71/CDRTL-2002) and the Law on Territorial Division (provided for in Article 5/CDRTL-2002) , which always updated in the context of the Rule of Law of Democratic, timorese with regard to all the laws of Timor-Leste cited by (Alexandre Gentil Corte Real & Carlos Boavida Tilman, 2022).


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How to Cite

Carlos Boavida Tilman. (2022). THE STRENGTHENING OF LOCAL POWERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF EAST TIMOR (A NEW INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF RDTL/2002). UPDATED, 2022. American Journal of Medical and Clinical Research & Reviews, 1(3), 1–10.




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