Prime Minister of East Timor

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Prime Minister of East Timor
Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro
Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
Rui Maria de Araújo.jpg
Rui Maria de Araújo

since 16 February 2015
Style His Excellency
Appointer Taur Matan Ruak,
as President of East Timor
Inaugural holder Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
Formation 28 November 1975
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Timor Leste

The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro, Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru) is the head of government in East Timor. The President is the head of state. The Prime Minister is chosen by the political party or alliance of political parties with a majority in the national legislature and is formally appointed by the President. The Prime Minister oversees the activities of the government and chairs the Council of Ministers.


Political parties
Other factions

List of Prime Ministers of East Timor[edit]

Prime Minister of East Timor during War for Independence[edit]

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
1 Rotunda do Aeroporto.jpg Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
28 November 1975 7 December 1975 FRETILIN

Prime Ministers of the Democratic Republic of East Timor[edit]

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
2 Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2001.jpg Mari Alkatiri
20 May 2002 26 June 2006[1] FRETILIN
3 José Ramos-Horta Portrait.jpg José Ramos-Horta
26 June 2006 19 May 2007 Independent
4 2016-02-04 Estanislau da Silva.jpg Estanislau da Silva
19 May 2007 8 August 2007 FRETILIN
5 Xanana 2011.jpg Xanana Gusmão
8 August 2007 16 February 2015 CNRT
6 Rui Maria de Araújo.jpg Rui Maria de Araújo
16 February 2015 Incumbent FRETILIN


  1. ^ Resigned during the 2006 crisis

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