"With regard to the polemic situation in the country, there is no certainty that there is a solution to the political crisis that has been evolving over the past three years. A political party should be in a political position to provide a better solution to this political crisis,” stated the letter (number 037/P.KHUNTO/IV/2020) to Xanana that was signed on 29 of April 2020 by KHUNTO's president, Armada Berta, and general secretary Jose Agostinho da Silva.
KHUNTO stated that the AMP coalition, which consisted of KHUNTO, CNRT, PD, UDT, Frente-Mudansa and PUDD, had not received approval from the president in order to form a new government.
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Therefor KHUNTO decided to stay in the eight constitutional government which is led by prime minister Taur Matan Ruak, which has the confidence and full support of the president of the republic, Francisco Guterres Lu Olo. "The KHUNTO political party took part in the eighth constitutional government and therefore decided to give full support to the eighth constitutional government until 2023," declared KHUNTO.
KHUNTO said it wanted to “express gratitude to big brother Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao as the leader of CNRT party and AMP, and also the parties of the coalition such as PD, UDT/ F-MUDANSA and PUDD that we have been working with.” According to the letter it was a hard decision for KHUNTO to make, but based on “the public and state interests” the party decided to leave the new AMP coalition.
KHUNTO said it would continue to respect big brother Xanana Gusmao and was always ready to work together in the future for the sake of the nation. (*)