Territory in islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 2002 by the Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste


East Timor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor (Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e, Portuguese: Timor-Leste), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 15,410 km² is located about 640 km northwest of Darwin, Australia. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.32, Rank: 120, Personal Freedom: 6.50, Economic Freedom: 6.14, Democracy Index: 7.06
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.14, Rank: 127
Timor-Leste | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 65, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
"In February 2015, the ruling National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) formed a new unity government with the Revolutionary Front for an Independent Timor-Leste (Fretilin), previously in opposition. Independence leader Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão resigned as prime minister and was succeeded by Rui Maria de Araújo, a former health minister from Fretilin. Araújo represents a younger generation whose legitimacy stems in part from technical and professional skills rather than solely from participation in the independence struggle."