As Timor-Leste looks to its presidential elections on Saturday, several female candidates are standing. Will they persuade the new generation of voters of a need for a greater voice in politics?
Women are increasingly taking up more leadership roles in the 2022 Timor-Leste presidential election, with the number of contenders doubling on previous years.
Four women will compete for the presidency against 12 male contenders, a sign that the young nation is forging a more inclusive political landscape.
Men have been dominating politics in the southeast Asian country but that is fast becoming a thing of the past.
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