Vicente Guterres

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Vicente Guterres

Vicente da Silva Guterres.jpg
President of East Timor
Acting
In office
11 February 2008 – 13 February 2008
Prime MinisterXanana Gusmão
Preceded byJosé Ramos-Horta
Succeeded byFernando de Araújo (Acting)
President of the National Parliament
In office
30 July 2012 – 2016
Preceded byFernando de Araújo
Succeeded byAdérito Hugo da Costa
Personal details
Political partyCNRT

Vicente da Silva Guterres (born 22 January 1956 in Baguia, Portuguese Timor) 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]

Acting President of Timor-Leste[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Timor Legal News February 2008 Page 2
  2. ^ "National Provisional Results from the 30 June 2007 Parliamentary Elections" Archived 10 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, 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
Fernando de Araújo
President of the National Parliament
2012-2016
Succeeded by
Adérito Hugo da Costa
Preceded by
José Ramos-Horta
President of East Timor
Acting

2008
Succeeded by
Fernando de Araújo
Acting