We were no heroes, no dissidents. We have a more relaxed view of the GDR. We know the difference between the political system and our private experience and don't feel insulted if the GDR is called an Unrechtsstaat (dictatorship). We know our past, but the majority of our life has been spent in the unified Germany. We might be generally poorer and therefore believe more in social justice and the welfare state, because our parents did not have the advantage of saving the amounts of money that the children of the booming West German economy had. We might be a little bit more direct and we are willing to make an impact. Even if we don't like solyanka .
Politics of East Timor takes place in a framework of a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic ,    whereby the Prime Minister of East Timor is the head of government and the President of East Timor exercises the functions of head of state . East Timor has a multi-party system . Executive power is exercised by the president and the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Parliament . The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The East Timorese constitution was modelled on that of Portugal, though the president is less powerful than their Portuguese counterpart.  The country is still in the process of building its administration and governmental institutions. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated East Timor as " flawed democracy " in 2016.