East Timor


22nd Mar, 2017Francisco 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 […] more ->

20th Mar, 2017East 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 […] more ->

12th Feb, 2015Prime 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 […] more ->

11th Feb, 2015Rui 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 […] more ->

6th Feb, 2015Prime 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 […] more ->

10th Nov, 2013East 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 […] more ->

23rd Jun, 2013Petroleum 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 […] more ->

10th Aug, 2012President 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 […] more ->

17th Jul, 2012Coalition announcement leads to violence

Anger that the Freitlin party will be excluded from government, now that prime minister Xanana Gusmao has announced a National Congress for the Reconstruction of East Timor (CNRT) coalition with […] more ->

8th Jul, 2012PM party set to win election

With around two thirds of votes counted it looks as though Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão’s National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) has won around 36.6% of the vote in yesterday’s […] more ->