Francisco Guterres

East Timorese politician

Francisco Guterres, popularly known as Lú-Olo (born 7 September 1954[1]) is an East Timorese politician. He was the 6th President of East Timor from 2017 to 2022.[2] He lost re-election to former President José Ramos-Horta in 2022.[3]

Francisco Guterres
6th President of East Timor
In office
20 May 2017 – 20 May 2022
Prime MinisterRui Maria de Araújo
Mari Alkatiri
Taur Matan Ruak
Preceded byTaur Matan Ruak
Succeeded byJosé Ramos-Horta
President of the National Parliament
In office
20 May 2002 – 31 July 2007
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byFernando de Araújo
Personal details
Born (1954-09-07) 7 September 1954 (age 69)
Ossu, Portuguese Timor (now East Timor)
Political partyFretilin
Spouse(s)Cidália Lopes Nobre Mouzinho Guterres


  1. Profile on National Parliament website[permanent dead link]
  2. Hodge, Amanda (22 March 2017). "Francisco Guterres set to become East Timor's fourth president". The Australian. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. "Ramos-Horta wins Timor-Leste presidential election". The Star. April 20, 2022. p. 1. Retrieved April 20, 2022.