I Constitutional Government of East Timor

The I Constitutional Government (Portuguese: I Governo Constitucional, Tetum: I Governu Konstitusionál) was the first Constitutional Government (administration or cabinet) under the Constitution of East Timor. Formed on 20 May 2002,[1] it was led by the country's second Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri,[1] and was replaced by the II Constitutional Government on 10 July 2006.[2]

I Constitutional Government
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I Constitutional Government of East Timor
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Date formed20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
Date dissolved10 July 2006 (2006-07-10)
People and organisations
PresidentXanana Gusmão
Prime MinisterMari Alkatiri
No. of ministers
  • 1 Prime Minister
  • 8–9 other Ministers
  • 8–9 Vice Ministers
  • 8–9 Secretaries of State
  • (20 May 2003 – 26 July 2005)
  • 1 Prime Minister
  • 14 other Ministers
  • 11 Vice Ministers
  • 9 Secretaries of State
  • (26 July 2005 – 10 July 2006)
Member partiesFretilin
Status in legislatureMajority
55 / 88 (63%)
History
Election(s)2001
PredecessorII UNTAET Transitional Government
SuccessorII Constitutional Government

Initial compositionEdit

From 20 May 2002 until it was restructured on 26 July 2005, the government was made up of Ministers, Vice Ministers and Secretaries of State, as follows:[1]

MinistersEdit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Fretilin Mari Alkatiri  
Independent José Ramos-Horta  
  • Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Fretilin Ana Maria Pessoa  
  • Minister of Justice
    (20 May 2002 – 4 March 2003)
  • Minister of State in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)
Fretilin Maria Madalena Brites Boavida
  • Minister of Planning and Finance
Fretilin Ovídio Amaral [de]
  • Minister of Transport, Communications and Public Works
Fretilin Rogério Tiago Lobato  
  • Minister of Internal Administration
    (20 May 2002 – 4 March 2003)
  • Minister of Interior
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)
Fretilin Estanislau Aleixo da Silva  
  • Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Independent Armindo Maia  
  • Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports
Independent Rui Araújo  
  • Minister of Health
Fretilin Domingos Sarmento [de]  
  • Minister of Justice
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)

Vice MinistersEdit

Party Vice Minister Portrait Portfolio
Fretilin José Luís Guterres  
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
    (20 May 2002 – c. May 2003)
Fretilin Jorge Teme  
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
    (20 May 2002 – March 2003)
Fretilin César Vital Moreira [de]
  • Vice Minister of Transport, Communications and Public Works
Independent Manuel Abrantes [de]
  • Vice Minister of Justice
Fretilin Domingos Sarmento [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Justice
    (20 May 2002 – 4 March 2003)
Fretilin Aicha Bassarewan
  • Vice Minister of Planning and Finance
Independent Alcino Baris [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Internal Administration
    (20 May 2002 – 4 March 2003)
  • Vice Minister of Interior
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)
Fretilin Ilda Conceição  
  • Vice Minister of International Administration
    (20 May 2002 – 4 March 2003)
  • Minister of State Administration
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)
Fretilin Luís Lobato  
  • Vice Minister of Health
Fretilin Abel Ximenes [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Development and Environment
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)
Fretilin Olímpio Branco [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
    (c. May 2003 – 26 July 2005)

Secretaries of StateEdit

Party Secretary of State Portrait Portfolio
Independent Roque Félix Rodrigues  
  • Secretary of State for Defence
Fretilin Arsénio Bano  
  • Secretary of State for Labour and Solidarity
Fretilin Arlindo Rangel [de]
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Fretilin Gregório Sousa
  • Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers
Fretilin Antoninho Bianco [de]  
  • Secretary of State for Parliamentary Issues for the PM
Fretilin Egídio de Jesus [de]
  • Secretary of State for Electricity and Water
    at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Public Works
Fretilin José Teixeira [de]  
  • Secretary of State for Tourism, Environment and Investment
    at the Ministry of Development and Environment
Independent Virgílio Simith [de]  
  • Secretary of State for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports
Fretilin João Baptista Alves [de]
  • Secretary of State for Public Works
    (6 March 2003 – 26 July 2005)

Restructured compositionEdit

Following the restructuring on 26 July 2005, the government was made up of Ministers, Vice Ministers and Secretaries of State, as follows:[1]

MinistersEdit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Fretilin Mari Alkatiri  
  • Prime Minister and Minister of Natural and Mineral Resources, and Energy Policy
Independent José Ramos-Horta  
  • Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Fretilin Maria Madalena Brites Boavida
  • Minister of Planning and Finance
Fretilin Ana Maria Pessoa  
  • Minister of State Administration
Fretilin Ovídio Amaral [de]
  • Minister of Transport and Communications
Fretilin Rogério Tiago Lobato  
  • Minister of Interior
    (26 July 2005 – 1 June 2006)[3]
Independent Roque Félix Rodrigues  
  • Minister of Defence
    (26 July 2005 – 1 June 2006)[3]
Fretilin Antoninho Bianco [de]  
  • Minister in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Fretilin Estanislau Aleixo da Silva  
  • Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Independent Armindo Maia  
  • Minister of Education and Culture
Independent Rui Araújo  
  • Minister of Health
Fretilin Domingos Sarmento [de]  
  • Minister of Justice
Fretilin Abel Ximenes [de]  
  • Minister of Development
Independent Odete Vítor [de]
  • Minister of Public Works
Fretilin Arsénio Bano  
  • Minister of Labour and Community Reinsertion

Vice MinistersEdit

Party Vice Minister Portrait Portfolio
Fretilin Adaljíza Magno[4]  
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Fretilin Aicha Bassarewan
  • Vice Minister of Planning and Finance
Fretilin Valentim Ximenes
  • Vice Minister of State Administration
Fretilin José Teixeira [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Natural and Mineral Resources, and Energy Policy
Independent Alcino Baris [de]  
  • Vice Minister of Interior
Fretilin Francisco Sá Benevides [de]
  • Vice Minister of Coffee and Forestry
Fretilin Rosária Corte-Real
  • Vice Minister for Primary and Secondary Education
Fretilin Luís Lobato  
  • Vice Minister of Health
Independent Manuel Abrantes [de]
  • Vice Minister of Justice
Independent Arcanjo da Silva [de]
  • Vice Minister of Development
Fretilin Raúl da Cunha Mousaco
  • Vice Minister of Public Works

Secretaries of StateEdit

Party Secretary of State Portrait Portfolio
Fretilin Gregório Sousa
  • Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers
Fretilin José Manuel Fernandes  
  • Secretary of State for Youth and Sports
Fretilin João Alves [de]
  • Secretary of State for Environmental Coordination, Territorial Ordering and Physical Development
Fretilin José Maria dos Reis  
  • Secretary of State for the Coordination of Region I (Lautem, Viqueque and Baucau)
Independent Virgílio Simith [de]  
  • Secretary of State for the Coordination of Region II (Manatuto, Manufahi and Ainaro)
Fretilin Egídio de Jesus [de]
  • Secretary of State for the Coordination of Region III (Dili, Aileu and Ermera)
Independent César da Cruz [de]  
  • Secretary of State for the Coordination of Region IV (Liquiça, Bobonaro and Cova-Lima)
Independent Albano Salem [de]  
  • Secretary of State resident in Oecussi
Fretilin David Ximenes  
  • Secretary of State for Veterans and Former Combatants

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "I Constitutional Government". Government of Timor-Leste. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "II Constitutional Government". Government of Timor-Leste. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Two ministers resign over E Timor crisis". ABC News. ABC/Reuters/AFP. 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 12 January 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Biography - Adaljiza Magno". Fretilin blog. Fretilin. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2020.

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