Taur Matan Ruak

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Taur Matan Ruak
José Maria Vasconcelos
President Taur Matan Ruak.jpg
President of East Timor
In office
20 May 2012 – 20 May 2017
Prime MinisterXanana Gusmão
Preceded byJosé Ramos-Horta
Succeeded byFrancisco Guterres
Personal details
Born (1956-10-10) 10 October 1956 (age 62)
Baguia, Portuguese Timor
(now East Timor)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Isabel da Costa Ferreira
Military service
Years of service1975–2011
RankMajor General
CommandsPonta Leste Sector
Timor Leste Defence Force
Battles/warsIndonesian occupation of East Timor

Taur Matan Rauk (born José Maria Vasconcelos; October 10, 1956) is a East Timorese politician.[1] He became President of East Timor in May 2012.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "E.Timor celebrates a decade of independence", Agence France-Presse, 20 May 2012.
  2. "Biography of Commander F-FDTL". East Timor Ministry of Defence and Security website. East Timor Ministry of Defence and Security. Retrieved 23 March 2008.