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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 President of East Timor appoints the Prime Minister, after parliamentary elections and have listened to all parties represented in the National Assembly, who is usually the leader of the large party or coalition. The Prime Minister oversees the activities of the government and chairs the Council of Ministers.

Prime Minister of East Timor
Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro
Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak.jpg
Incumbent
Taur Matan Ruak

since 22 June 2018
StyleHis/Her Excellency
AppointerPresident of East Timor
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderNicolau dos Reis Lobato
Formation28 November 1975

List of Prime Ministers of East TimorEdit

Political parties
Other factions

Prime Minister of East Timor during War for IndependenceEdit

Portrait Election Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Time in office Political Party
1   Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
(1946–1978)
28 November 1975 7 December 1975 9 days Fretilin

Prime Ministers of the Democratic Republic of East TimorEdit

Portrait Election Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Time in office Political Party
2   2001 Mari Alkatiri
(1949–)
20 May 2002 26 June 2006[1] 4 years,

36 days

Fretilin
3   José Ramos-Horta
(1949–)
26 June 2006 19 May 2007 327 days Independent
4   Estanislau da Silva
(1952–)
19 May 2007 8 August 2007 81 days Fretilin
5   2007

2012

Xanana Gusmão
(1944–)
8 August 2007 16 February 2015 7 years,

190 days

CNRT
6   2017 Rui Maria de Araújo
(1964–)
16 February 2015 15 September 2017 2 years,

212 days

Fretilin
(2)   Mari Alkatiri
(1949–)
15 September 2017 22 June 2018 280 days Fretilin
7   2018 Taur Matan Ruak
(1956–)
22 June 2018 Incumbent 1 year,

113 days

PLP

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Resigned during the 2006 crisis

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