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José Ramos-Horta

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José Ramos-Horta

4th and 7th President of East Timor
Assumed office
20 May 2022
Prime MinisterTaur Matan Ruak
Xanana Gusmão
Preceded byFrancisco Guterres
In office
20 May 2007 – 20 May 2012
Prime MinisterEstanislau da Silva
Xanana Gusmão
Preceded byXanana Gusmão
Succeeded byTaur Matan Ruak
3rd Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
26 June 2006 – 19 May 2007
PresidentXanana Gusmão
Preceded byMari Alkatiri
Succeeded byEstanislau da Silva
Personal details
José Manuel Ramos-Horta

(1949-12-26) 26 December 1949 (age 74)
Dili, Portuguese Timor
(now East Timor)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Ana Pessoa Pinto (Divorced)
ChildrenLoro Ramos-Horta
Alma materHague Academy of International Law
Antioch College
International Institute of Human Rights
Columbia University

José Manuel Ramos-Horta GCL AC (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ˈʁɐ̃muz ˈɔɾtɐ]; born 26 December 1949) is an East Timorese politician and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Ramos-Horta is the President of East Timor since 2022.[1] He was president before from 20 May 2007 to 20 May 2012.[2] He was the United Nations' special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ramos-Horta wins Timor-Leste presidential election". The Star. April 20, 2022. p. 1. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  2. Greenlees, Donald (11 May 2007). "East Timor hopes new leader will heal divisions". International Herald Tribune.
  3. Lindsay Murdoch (10 July 2006). "Ramos Horta vows to rebuild Timor". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 27 September 2006.