Vicente Guterres

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Vicente Guterres
President of East Timor
In office
11 February 2008 – 13 February 2008
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão
Preceded by José Ramos-Horta
Succeeded by Fernando de Araújo (Acting)
Personal details
Political party CNRT

Vicente da Silva Guterres (born 22 January 1955 in Baguia) is a politician from East Timor, a member of the National Parliament of East Timor and its Vice President since 2007.[1]

Parliamentary role[edit]

In the June 2007 parliamentary election, Guterres was elected to the National Parliament as the second name on the candidate list of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), a party led by Xanana Gusmão.[2]

President of Timor-Leste (previously East Timor)(acting)[edit]

He became Acting President of East Timor after President José Ramos-Horta was injured in an attack on his home on February 11, 2008. As Acting President, he proclaimed a two-day State of Emergency on February 12.[3] After his return from Portugal, the President of National Parliament, Fernando de Araújo, took over presidency on February 13.[4]


See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
José Ramos-Horta
President of East Timor

Succeeded by
Fernando de Araújo