Vicente Guterres

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Vicente Guterres
Vicente da Silva Guterres.jpg
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
Religion Roman Catholic

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]

He was elected President of the National Parliament without opposition in July 2012.[3]

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 11 February 2008. As Acting President, he proclaimed a two-day State of Emergency on 12 February.[4] After his return from Portugal, the President of National Parliament, Fernando de Araújo, took over presidency on 13 February.[5]


  1. ^ East Timor Legal News February 2008 Page 2
  2. ^ "National Provisional Results from the 30 June 2007 Parliamentary Elections", Comissão Nacional de Eleições Timor-Leste, 9 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Vicente Guterres Ketua PN Baru" (in Indonesian). The Timor News. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Goulart, Guido (12 February 2008). "East Timor Declares State of Emergency". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Business Spectator - New poll if Ramos Horta recovery slow

See also[edit]

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

Succeeded by
Fernando de Araújo