Opposition wins in East Timor

The Southeast Asian nation of East Timor is expected to have a new government soon. Its election commission says a coalition of opposition parties secured a majority in Saturday's parliamentary election.

With most votes counted, the Alliance of Change for Progress, led by former Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, had won 34 of the 65 seats in the legislature.

The ruling Fretilin party, led by the current premier, Mari Alkatiri, won 23.

In the previous election, last July, Fretilin won most seats, but failed to secure a majority.

The chamber was dissolved in January as the hung parliament created political deadlock.