President of East Timor

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President of East Timor
Portuguese: Presidente da República
Tetum: Prezidente Republika
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
2007 Luo-Olo.JPG
Incumbent
Francisco Guterres

since 20 May 2017
Style His Excellency
Residence Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace
Appointer Direct election
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Francisco Xavier do Amaral
Formation 28 November 1975
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
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The President of East Timor – officially the President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (Portuguese: Presidente da República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Prezidente Republika Demokratika Timor-Leste) – is the head of state in East Timor, elected by popular vote for a five-year term. Their executive powers are somewhat limited, though he or she is able to veto legislation. Following elections, the president usually appoints as the prime minister, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition. As head of government the prime minister presides over the cabinet.

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  • X Assassinated

List of Presidents of East Timor[edit]

Presidents of East Timor during War for Independence[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Francisco Xavier do Amaral.jpg Francisco Xavier do Amaral
(1937–2012)
28 November 1975 7 December 1975 FRETILIN
Rotunda do Aeroporto.jpg Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
(1946–1978)
Acting President
7 December 1975 31 December 1978X [1] FRETILIN

Presidents of the Democratic Republic of East Timor[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Xanana 2011.jpg Xanana Gusmão
(1946–)
20 May 2002 20 May 2007 Independent
2 José Ramos-Horta Portrait.jpg José Ramos-Horta
(1949–)[2]
20 May 2007 20 May 2012 Independent
Vicente da Silva Guterres.jpg Vicente Guterres
(1955–)
Acting President[3]
11 February 2008 13 February 2008 CNRT
Fernando de Araújo.jpg Fernando de Araújo
(1963–2015)
Acting President[3]
13 February 2008 17 April 2008 PD
3 President Taur Matan Ruak.jpg Taur Matan Ruak
(1956–)
20 May 2012 20 May 2017 Independent
4 2007 Luo-Olo.JPG Francisco Guterres
(1954–)
20 May 2017 Incumbent FRETILIN

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Killed by the special forces of the Indonesian military
  2. ^ Incapacitated from 11 February to 17 April 2008
  3. ^ a b Served as Acting President during the 2008 assassination attempts

Latest election[edit]

Template:East Timorese presidential election, 2017

See also[edit]