2022 East Timorese presidential election

East Timorese presidential election

Presidential elections were held in East Timor on 19 March 2022.[1] Incumbent Francisco Guterres is running for a second term.[2] None of the presidential nominees gotten at least 50% of the votes, so a runoff election was held on 19 April 2022, between the top two candidates, José Ramos-Horta and Guterres.[3] Ramos-Horta won the runoff with 62% of the total votes cast.[4]

← 2017 19 March 2022 (first round)
19 April 2022 (second round)
2027 →
Candidate José Ramos-Horta Francisco Guterres
Party CNRT Fretilin
Popular vote 397,145 242,440
Percentage 62.09% 37.91%

First (left) and second (right) round results by municipality

President before election

Francisco Guterres

Elected President

José Ramos-Horta


  1. "East Timor Nobel laureate Ramos-Horta to run for president again". France 24. 2022-01-23. Archived from the original on 30 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  2. Barrett, Chris (2021-12-19). "'Thousands pleading with me to run': Jose Ramos-Horta eyes return as East Timor president". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  3. "Ramos-Horta, Guterres early frontrunners in East Timor election". Reuters. 2022-03-20. Archived from the original on 21 March 2022. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  4. The Guardian (2022-04-20). "Timor-Leste presidential election: José Ramos-Horta wins in landslide". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 21 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-20.