President of East Timor


President Jose Maria Vasconcelos of East TimorJose Maria Vasconcelos

Date of Birth: 10 Octoberr 1956
Birth Place: Baguia, East Timor
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 20 May 2012
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Military

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Jose Maria Vasconcelos was born in Baguia, East Timor, in 1956. Jose Maria Vasconcelos is the current President of East Timor. Jose Maria Vasconcelos joined the military in 1975 when Indonesia invaded East Timor. He would eventually rise to the ranks and become the commander of the East Timor Military.

Jose Maria Vasconcelos stepped down as the leader of the East Timor Army in 2011 in order to run in the 2012 presidential elections. Jose Maria Vasconcelos would go on to win these elections and assumed the Presidency of East Timor on May 20th 2013. He is also known by his nom de guerre Taur Matan Ruak.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taur_Matan_Ruak

Updated on: February 20th, 2015

Prime Minister of East Timor


Rui Maria de Araujo

Date of Birth: 21 May 1964
Birth Place: Mape, East Timor
Political Party: Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor
Arrival in Power: 16 February 2015
Religion: NA
Profession: Physician

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Rui Maria de Araujo was born in Mape, East Timor, in 1946. Rui Maria de Araujo is the current Prime Minister of East Timor. He served in the past as the Minister of Health and also as the Deputy Prime Minister. Rui Maria de Araujo was appointed as the Prime Minister of East Timor on February 16th 2015.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rui_Maria_de_Ara%C3%BAjo

Updated on: February 20th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of East Timor


Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao of East TimorXanana Gusmao

Date of Birth: 20 June 1946
Birth Place: Manatuto, East Timor
Political Party: National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction
Arrival in Power: 8 August 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: NA

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Xanana Gusmao was born in Manatuto, East Timor, in 1946. Xanana Gusmao is the current Prime Minister of East Timor. Xanana Gusmao joined the Portuguese Army in 1968 for three years. He played a leading role in the resistance, when Portugal granted independence to East Timor and Indonesia invaded.

Xanana Gusmao organized the resistance and was eventually so instrumental that Indonesia made it a top priority to capture him. The Indonesians eventually did capture him and sentenced him to 20 years in prison, but he continued to lead the East Timor resistance and became even more popular, gaining many international supporters. Xanana Gusmao was eventually released and served as part of the UN administered government of East Timor.

He elected the country's first president in 2002. Xanana Gusmao was elected prime minister in 2007. He also survived an assassination attempt in 2008, in which he and president Ramos-Horta were targeted.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanana_Gusm%C3%A3o

Updated on: February 20th, 2015

Former President of East Timor


President Jose Ramos-Horta of East TimorJose Ramos-Horta

Date of Birth: 26 December 1949
Birth Place: Dili, East Timor
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 17 April 2008
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Politician

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Jose Ramos-Horta was born in Dili, East Timor, in 1949. Jose Ramos-Horta is the current President of East Timor. He studied in the Netherlands and the United States.

Jose Ramos-Horta began his political career has an advocate for the plight of the people of East Timor internationally, he was their representative to the United Nations and many countries. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996.

Before becoming prime minister in 2006 he held several ministerial portfolios. Jose Ramos-Horta won the 2007 presidential elections and was named the President of East Timor shortly after. Jose Ramos-Horta survived an assassination attempt in 2008.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ramos-Horta

Updated on: February 20th, 2015