Taur Matan Ruak

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Taur Matan Ruak

7th Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
22 June 2018 – 1 July 2023
PresidentFrancisco Guterres
José Ramos-Horta
Preceded byMari Alkatiri
Succeeded byXanana Gusmão
5th President of East Timor
In office
20 May 2012 – 20 May 2017
Prime MinisterXanana Gusmão
Rui Maria de Araújo
Preceded byJosé Ramos-Horta
Succeeded byFrancisco Guterres
Personal details
Born (1956-10-10) 10 October 1956 (age 67)
Baguia, Portuguese Timor (now East Timor)
Political partyPeople's Liberation Party
Other political
Independent (before 2017)
Spouse(s)Isabel da Costa Ferreira
Military service
Allegiance East Timor
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] In June 2018, he became the 7th Prime Minister of East Timor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "E.Timor celebrates a decade of independence" Archived 2012-09-03 at Archive.today, 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. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2008.