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Ideas of self-sacrifice during the resistance are also invoked by other political parties such as CNRT, ASDT and UNDERTIM as a means of rallying electoral support, by flying the flag of Falintil, for example.
(86) The contemporary ASDT party has historical connections to Fretilin: the original party was formed in 1974, but later transformed into Fretilin as it stands today.
The ASDT support base is around Maubisse, particularly Turiscai, where Xavier do Amaral is from; loyalty is local, not political.
At the ASDT congress, goats and buffalo tethered to trees graze on the foreshore; they will be feasted on tomorrow.
Where the eastern districts of Baucau, Lautem and Viqueque returned majorities for FRETILIN's presidential candidate, the districts around the capital (Dili, Manatuto and Liquica) became Jose Ramos-Horta's stronghold, and the western districts recorded their strongest votes for other opposition party leaders, such as Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo of the Democratic Party (PD) or Xavier do Amaral of the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT).
The two major parties were the pro-Portuguese Democratic Union of Timorese (Uniao Democratica Timorense, UDT), founded on 11 May, and the more radically nationalist Timorese Social Democratic Association (Associacao Social Democratica Timor, ASDT), formed on 20 May; a third party, the Association for the Integration of Timor into Indonesia (Associacao Integracao di Timor-Indonesia), which subsequently changed its name to Timorese Popular Democratic Association (Associacao Popular Democratica Timorense, Apodeti), was established on 27 May.
In September 1974, ASDT held a general assembly at which the party name was changed to the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Frente Revolucionaria Timor Leste Independente, abbreviated Fretilin) and a new party manifesto was produced.
Not long after this exchange, ASDT leader Francisco Xavier do Amaral announced that his party was willing to join a coalition with PD and PSD to contest the 2007 national election (Timor Post, 16-11-2005).
While Fretilin, PD, and PSD fielded party candidates, ASDT made the strategic decision that local party figures should run as 'individual' candidates, not as party representatives.
ASDT was dominant in the central Mambae-speaking area that had become synonymous with kaladi in the late nineteenth century.
The Social Democratic Association of Timor (ASDT), established by Francisco Xavier do Amaral (who was the first president of ASDT/Fretilin in 1974-75), celebrates Maubere--the Timorese personification of the poor, downtrodden sons of the earth.
1974, the name ASDT was changed to Frente Revolucionaria de Timor Leste Independente, abbreviated Fretilin).