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Francisco Guterres elected President of East Timor

Francisco Guterres of the left-wing Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) has won the presidential election in the first round in East Timor. Guterres, who was beaten by […]

East Timor votes for a new President

The 743,214 voters of East Timor (Timor-Leste) have gone to the polls today to elect a new president. They are voting across 941 polling stations between 7 a.m. and 3 […]

Presidential 2017

An election has been announced for 20 March 2017. Results will be published here.

Cabinet of East Timor

Rui Araújo Prime Minister Agio Pereira Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers António da Conceição Minister of State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Minister […]

Prime Minister proposes new Cabinet

President Taur Matan Ruak has accepted the nominations of Prime Minister designate Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo for his new government. Former Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmão has been named as […]

Rui Maria Araújo nominated as Prime Minister

Following consultations with all of the political parties following the resignation of the Prime Minister last week, President Taur Matan Ruak has accepted the nomination of Dr. Rui Maria Araújo […]

Prime Minister resigns to make way for new generation

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has tendered his resignation to President José Maria Vasconcelos (Taur Matan Ruak). The announcement appears to have been made after long consultations with the President about […]

East Timor has made substantial progress in last two decades says IMF

Timor-Leste (East Timor) has undergone substantial progress in the last two decades including successfully holding democratic elections and concluding the need for a UN presence after 13 years. However, an […]

Petroleum Fund stands at $13 billion

“A Strategic Development Plan (SDP) to guide Timor-Leste toward upper middle-income status was developed in an inclusive manner and its implementation started in 2011. Timor-Leste has accumulated a highly regarded […]

President swears in new government

President Taur Matan Ruak has sworn in the new government of Timor-Leste following the general election of 7th July. The full list of Cabinet members and deputy ministers, as published […]