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Timorese Nationalist Party (East Timor)

Partido Nacionalista Timorense / Partai Nasionalis Timor

Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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PNT flag image by Antonio Martins, 22 September 2001
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Description of the Flag

The flag of P.N.T. is based on the DRET flag, defaced with a bicolor narrow horizontal stripe along the center of the red area, green over white, and the letters "PNT" arranged around the star, this time pointing upwards.
António Martins, 22 September 2001

The Party Statues hosted at the official party website (as reported by Jan Patrick Fischer) says, in my translation to English, leaving out some of the larger lumps of verbosity:

Art. 4th: Symbol

1. The party symbol is its flag, which congregates the colors of Timorese nationalism, of the brotherhood with the peoples of Portugal and Indonesia (red/green and red/white), and of the brotherly solidarity with the peoples of the world, symbolized by the white five-pointed star.

2. The height of the flag at the hoist is the base of two symmetrical superimposed triangles, yellow and black, being the height of the yellow triangle is half the width of the flag and the height of the black triangle is one third of it. The rest of the flag is taken by on the top and bottom by two symmetrical red stripes, each of three eighths of the flag’s height high. Between these two, a green stripe on the upper part with height of one eighth of the flag’s height and, on the lower part, a white stripe on the upper part with height of one eighth of the flag’s height. On the center of the black triangle a star with the letters "PNT" on each of its three »upper« points

The flag indeed combines the RDTL flag design (current national flag of East Timor), the Indonesian mera putih and the Portuguese verde e rubra.
António Martins, 17 October 2007

Presentation of P.N.T.

P.N.T. is essentially well known East Timorese politician Abílio Araújo’s party, which he’s the president of.
António Martins, 17 October 2007

P.N.T. got 8035 votes in the 2001.08.30 elections (2.21%), receiving 2 of 88 seats in the parliament. It is thus one of the small parties in parliament.
António Martins, 22 September 2001

In the 2007.06.02 elections P.N.T. got 10 057 votes (2.42%), receiving no seats in the parliament (it is the largest extra-parliamentary party).
António Martins, 07 September 2007

A new party, the Democratic Progressive League is announced to have been created in June 2007 joining all six smaller parties which received no seats in the Parliament. No news for now about an emblem or flag.
António Martins, 10 September 2007