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The President of East Timor
East Timor
– officially the President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor
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.

Contents

1 Key 2 List of Presidents of East Timor

2.1 Presidents of East Timor
East Timor
during War for Independence 2.2 Presidents of the Democratic Republic of East Timor

3 Footnotes 4 Latest election 5 See also

Key[edit]

Political parties

  FRETILIN

   National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction
National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction
(CNRT)

  Democratic Party (PD)

Other factions

  Independent

Symbols

X Assassinated

List of Presidents of East Timor[edit] Presidents of East Timor
East Timor
during War for Independence[edit]

№ Portrait Name (Birth–Death) Term of Office Political Party

1

Francisco Xavier do Amaral (1937–2012) 28 November 1975 7 December 1975 FRETILIN

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 Gusmão (1946–) 20 May 2002 20 May 2007 Independent

2

José Ramos-Horta (1949–)[2] 20 May 2007 20 May 2012 Independent

Vicente Guterres (1955–) Acting President[3] 11 February 2008 13 February 2008 CNRT

Fernando de Araújo (1963–2015) Acting President[3] 13 February 2008 17 April 2008 PD

3

Taur Matan Ruak (1956–) 20 May 2012 20 May 2017 Independent

4

Francisco Guterres (1954–) 20 May 2017 Incumbent FRETILIN

Footnotes[edit]

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

Latest election[edit] Main article: East Timorese presidential election, 2017

e • d  Summary of the 20 March 2017 East Timorese presidential election results

Candidate Party Votes %

Francisco Guterres FRETILIN 295,048 57.1

António da Conceição Democratic Party 167,794 32.5

José Luís Guterres Frenti-Mudança 13,513 2.6

José Neves Independent 11,663 2.3

Luís Alves Tilman Independent 11,125 2.2

Antonio Maher Lopes Socialist Party of Timor 9,102 1.8

Ángela Freitas Timorese Workers' Party 4,353 0.8

Amorim Vieira Independent 4,283 0.8

Invalid/blank votes 11,932 –

Total 528,813 100

Registered voters/turnout 743,150 71.2

Source: CNE

See also[edit]

List of colonial heads of Portuguese Timor Prime Minister of East Timor Lists of office-holders

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