José Ramos-Horta

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José Ramos-Horta

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President of East Timor
In office
20 May 2007 – 20 May 2012
Prime MinisterEstanislau da Silva
Xanana Gusmão
Preceded byXanana Gusmão
Succeeded byTaur Matan Ruak
Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
26 June 2006 – 19 May 2007
PresidentXanana Gusmão
Preceded byMari Alkatiri
Succeeded byEstanislau da Silva
Personal details
Born
José Manuel Ramos-Horta

(1949-12-26) 26 December 1949 (age 69)
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 the United Nations' special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).[1] He was the President of East Timor from 20 May 2007 to 20 May 2012.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lindsay Murdoch (10 July 2006). "Ramos Horta vows to rebuild Timor". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 27 September 2006.
  2. Greenlees, Donald (11 May 2007). "East Timor hopes new leader will heal divisions". International Herald Tribune.