Singapore: A decade after being unseated, Jose Ramos-Horta is headed back to East Timor’s presidential palace where he will be in charge of resolving the country’s bitter political feud.

The Nobel Peace laureate and former president romped to victory in a run-off vote against incumbent President Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres, securing 62.09 per cent of votes, according to preliminary election agency data.

“The results don’t surprise me and my main supporters, given the level of support given to my campaign in the whole country and our own polls in the last few months, even at township level,” he told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

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