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East Timor PM resigns after government coalition collapses

Island nation faces political instability after Taur Matan Ruak quits

East Timorese Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak, seen here at his swearing in June 2018, has said he will stay in office until after his resignation is accepted to keep the government functioning.   © Reuters

DILI (Reuters) -- The prime minister of East Timor has sent a letter of resignation to the president, he said on Tuesday, as the tiny Southeast Asian nation faces new political instability after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament.

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