Subject: LUSA: Gusmao Calm at Prospect of Portugal Under New Management

24 Dec 01 16:49 East Timor: Gusmao Calm at Prospect of Portugal Under New Management

Xanana Gusmao, widely expected to be East Timor`s first president next year following the territory`s independence, said Sunday that a change of governing party in Portugal would not concern him.

The ex-resistance leader told Lusa that Timor "was always a consensual question in Portugal" and a possible change in governing party after early elections next year was not worrying.

Gusmao, who arrived in Portugal Dec. 7 on a private visit, met Sunday with the leader of the Nationalist Party of Timor (PNT) Abilio Araujo.

Araujo told Lusa that his party had not yet decided which presidential candidate to support, but he wished to demonstrate "personally" his support of Gusmao.

CJB -Lusa-

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