Prime Minister of East Timor

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Prime Minister of East Timor
Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro
Tetum: Primeiru-Ministru
Incumbent
Xanana Gusmão

since 1 July 2023
StyleHis/Her Excellency
AppointerPresident of East Timor
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderNicolau dos Reis Lobato
Formation28 November 1975

The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro, Tetum: Xanana 2011 (cropped).jpg-Ministru) is the head of government in East Timor. The President is the head of state and appoints the Prime Minister.

List of prime ministers of East Timor[change | change source]

Political parties
Other factions

Prime Minister of East Timor during War for Independence[change | change source]

No. Portrait Election Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Time in office Political Party
1 Nicolau dos Reis Lobato
(1946–1978)
28 November 1975 7 December 1975 9 days Fretilin

Prime ministers of the Democratic Republic of East Timor[change | change source]

No. Portrait Election Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Time in office Political Party
2 2001 Mari Alkatiri
(1949–)
20 May 2002 26 June 2006[1] 4 years,

36 days

Fretilin
3 José Ramos-Horta
(1949–)
26 June 2006 19 May 2007 327 days Independent
4 Estanislau da Silva
(1952–)
19 May 2007 8 August 2007 81 days Fretilin
5 2007

2012

Xanana Gusmão
(1944–)
8 August 2007 16 February 2015 7 years,

190 days

CNRT
6 2017 Rui Maria de Araújo
(1964–)
16 February 2015 15 September 2017 2 years,

212 days

Fretilin
(2) Mari Alkatiri
(1949–)
15 September 2017 22 June 2018 280 days Fretilin
7 2018 Taur Matan Ruak
(1956–)
22 June 2018 1 July 2023 5 years, 9 days PLP
(5) 2023 Xanana Gusmão
(1944–)
1 July 2023 Incumbent 215 days CNRT
  1. Resigned during the 2006 crisis