The UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) said the 12 political parties represented in the Assembly held internal meetings to go over the draft and discuss its 151 articles. Plenary debate on the Constitution is expected to begin in the days ahead.At a press conference today, Assembly President Francisco “Lú-Olo” Guterres, who distributed the drafts, said he was confident the text reflected the aspirations of the East Timorese people.The Assembly’s Committee on Systemization and Harmonization completed the draft on Tuesday after molding sections prepared by thematic groups into one cohesive text.

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