Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro
Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg
Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Taur Matan Ruak[1]

since 22 June 2018
StyleHis Excellency
StatusHead of Government
SeatDili
AppointerPresident of East Timor
Term lengthFour years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of East Timor
Formation28 November 1975
20 May 2002
First holderNicolau dos Reis Lobato
Mari Alkatiri
Salary27,000 USD annually[2]

The prime minister of East Timor, officially the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro da República Democrática de Timor-Leste; Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru Republika Demokratika Timor-Leste), is the head of government in East Timor.

The president of East Timor is the head of state. The president appoints the prime minister, after parliamentary elections and have listened to all parties represented in the National Parliament, who is usually the leader of the majority party or majority coalition. The prime minister is ex officio a member of the Council of State, chairs the cabinet and oversees the activities of the government.

List of prime ministers of East Timor

Political parties
Other factions

Prime Minister of East Timor during War for Independence

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1
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Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
(1946–1978)
28 November 1975 7 December 1975 9 days Fretilin

Chief ministers during United Nations administration

Main article: United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2002.jpg
Mari Alkatiri
(born 1949)
2001 20 September 2001 20 May 2002 212 days Fretilin

Prime ministers of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
2
Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2002.jpg
Mari Alkatiri
(born 1949)
2001 20 May 2002 26 June 2006[a] 4 years, 37 days Fretilin
3
José Ramos-Horta Portrait.jpg
José Ramos-Horta
(born 1949)
26 June 2006 19 May 2007 327 days Independent
4
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Estanislau da Silva
(born 1952)
19 May 2007 8 August 2007 81 days Fretilin
5
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Xanana Gusmão
(born 1944)
2007
2012
8 August 2007 16 February 2015 7 years, 192 days CNRT
6
Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Rui Maria de Araújo.jpg
Rui Maria de Araújo
(born 1964)
16 February 2015 15 September 2017 2 years, 211 days Fretilin
(2)
Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri 2002.jpg
Mari Alkatiri
(born 1949)
2017 15 September 2017 22 June 2018 280 days Fretilin
7
Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak (cropped).jpg
Taur Matan Ruak
(born 1956)
2018 22 June 2018 Incumbent 4 years, 41 days PLP

List of deputy prime ministers of East Timor

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1
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Armanda Berta dos Santos
(born 1973)
29 May 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 65 days KHUNTO
2
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José Maria dos Reis
(born 1956)
24 June 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 39 days Fretilin

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Resigned during the 2006 crisis.

References

  1. ^ "East Timorese PM withdraws resignation to tackle coronavirus". 8 April 2020 – via www.channelnewsasia.com.
  2. ^ "REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE TIMOR-LESTE - Jornal da República". www.mj.gov.tl.