Francisco Xavier do Amaral

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Francisco Xavier do Amaral
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Francisco Xavier do Amaral during election campaign in 2007
President of East Timor
In office
28 November 1975 – 7 December 1975
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byNicolau dos Reis Lobato (acting)
Personal details
Born(1937-12-03)3 December 1937
Turiscai, Portuguese Timor
Died6 March 2012(2012-03-06) (aged 74)
Dili, East Timor
NationalityEast Timorese
Political partyTimorese Social Democratic Association

Francisco Xavier do Amaral (3 December 1937 – 6 March 2012) was an East Timorese politician. Amaral was sworn in as the first President of East Timor when the country, then a Portuguese colony, made a unilateral declaration of independence on 28 November 1975.[1]

He was a member of the National Parliament for the Timorese Social Democratic Association from 2001 until his death.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alford, Peter (7 March 2012). "Resistance-era president of East Timor, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, dies in Dili, aged 74". The Australian. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. Dareini, Ali (17 April 2002). "East Timor founding father Francisco Xavier do Amaral dies". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 March 2012.