On 28 May 2011 the President of the national Parliament of Timor-Leste, Fernando de Araujo Lasama survived a car accident in Be-Hau, Manatuto east of Dili the capital of Timor-Leste. Lasama is the President of the Partido Demokratika a leading member of the governing Coalition lead by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, and was from February 2008 until April 2008 the interim head of state as the President of the Republic was Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta recovered from gunshot wounds in an Australian hospital.
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According to Tempo Semanal sources in the area the President of the National parliament was travelling eastwards in a convoy to visit Baucau District. When they arrived in Be-hau, the driver of the vehicle carrying the President of the national Parliament saw a hole on the road. At this time the driver braked the car, and the vehicle immediately behind in the convoy driven by United Nations Police escorts slammed into the car carrying the President of the National Parliament.