East Timor

President swears in new government


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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 on the Office of the President website, is as follows:

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão Prime Minister
Hermenegildo Pereira Minister of State
Avelino M. Coelho da Silva Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers
Maria Terezinha S. Viegas Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Nélio Isaac Sarmento Secretary of State for Media
Francisco da Costa Soares Secretary of State for Institutional Strengthening
Veneranda M. Lemos Martins Secretary of State for Support and Promotion of the Private Sector
Fernando La Sama de Araújo Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinator of Social Affairs
Idelta Maria Rodrigues Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality
Miguel Marques G. Manetelu Secretary of State for Youth and Sport
Ilídio Ximenes da Costa Secretary of State for Vocational Training Policy and Employment
Cirilo José Cristovão Minister of Defence and Security
Julio Tomas Pinto Secretary of State for Defence
Francisco da Costa Guterres Secretary of State for Security
José Luis Guterres Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Constâncio da Conceição Pinto Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Roberto Sarmento de Oliveira Soares Secretary of State for ASEAN Affairs
Emília M. V. Pires Minister of Finance
Santina J. F. V. Cardoso Deputy Minister of Finance
Dionisio C. Babo Soares Minister of Justice
Ivo Jorge Valente Deputy Minister of Justice
Jaime Xavier Lopes Secretary of State for Lands and Properties
Sergio Gama da C. Lobo Minister of Health
Natália de Araújo Deputy Minister of Health for Ethics and Services
Maria do Céu Sarmento Pina da Costa Deputy Minister of Health for Management, Support and Resources
Bendito dos Santos Freitas Minister of Education
Dulce de Jesus Soares Deputy Minister of Education
Virgílio Simith Deputy Minister of Education for Secondary Education
Marçal Avelino Ximenes Deputy Minister of Education for Higher Education
Jorge da Conceição Teme Minister of State Administration
Tomás do Rosário Cabral Secretary of State for Administrative Decentralization
Samuel Mendonça Secretary of State for Local Development
António da Conceição Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment
Abel da Costa Freitas Ximenes Deputy Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment
Ricardo Cardoso Nheu Secretary of State for Commerce
Filipus “Nino” Pereira Secretary of State for Industry and Cooperatives
Nominando Soares Martins ‘Buras’ Secretary of State for the Environment
Isabel Amaral Guterres Minister of Social Solidarity
Jacinto Rigoberto Gomes de Deus Deputy Minister of Social Solidarity
Vítor da Costa Secretary of State for Social Security
Júlio Sarmento da Costa Secretary of State for the Veteran Affairs
Gastão Francisco de Sousa Minister of Public Works
Luís Vaz Rodrigues Secretary of State for Public Works
Januário da Costa Pereira Secretary of State for Electricity
Elias Pereira Moniz Secretary of State for Water, Sanitation and Urban Development
Pedro da Silva Lay Minister of Transport and Communications
Flávio Cardoso Neves Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications
Mariano Assanami Sabino Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Marcos da Cruz Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
João Cardoso Fernandes Secretary of State for Forestry and Nature Conservation
Rafael Pereira Gonçalves Secretary of State for Fisheries
Valentino Varela Secretary of State for Livestock
Alfredo Pires Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Francisco Kalbuadi Lay Minister of Tourism
Maria Isabel J. Ximenes Secretary of State for Art and Culture
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