Xanana Gusmão

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His Excellency
Xanana Gusmão
Xanana 2011.jpg
Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
8 August 2007 – 16 February 2015
PresidentJosé Ramos-Horta
Taur Matan Ruak
Preceded byEstanislau da Silva
Succeeded byRui Maria de Araújo
President of East Timor
In office
20 May 2002 – 20 May 2007
Prime MinisterMari Alkatiri
José Ramos-Horta
Estanislau da Silva
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJosé Ramos-Horta
Personal details
BornJosé Alexandre Gusmão
(1946-06-20) 20 June 1946 (age 72)
Manatuto, Portuguese Timor
(now East Timor)
Political partyNational Congress for Timorese Reconstruction
Spouse(s)Emilia Batista (1965–2000)
Kirsty Sword (2000–present)
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Signature

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaj ˈɾalɐ ʃɐˈnɐnɐ ɣuʒˈmɐ̃w̃], born José Alexandre Gusmão, IPA: [ʒuˈzɛ ɐlɨˈʃɐ̃dɾɨ], on 20 June 1946) is an East Timorese politician. He was the first President of East Timor. He served as President from May 2002 to May 2007. He was the seventh Prime Minister of East Timor from 2007 to 2015.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gusmao sworn in as East Timor PM", Al Jazeera, 8 August 2007.

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