Nicolau dos Reis Lobato

Prime Minister of East Timor

Nicolau dos Reis Lobato (24 May 1946 – 31 December 1978) was an East-Timorese politician and national hero.

Nicolau Lobato
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President of East Timor
Acting
In office
7 December 1975 – 31 December 1978
Preceded byFrancisco Xavier do Amaral
Succeeded bySérgio Vieira de Mello as UN Administrator 1999–2002
Xanana Gusmão as President 2002–2007
1st Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
28 November 1975 – 7 December 1975
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byMari Alkatiri (as Prime Minister in 2002)
Personal details
Born(1946-05-24)24 May 1946
Bazartete, Portuguese Timor
Died31 December 1978(1978-12-31) (aged 32)
NationalityEast Timorese
Political partyFretilin
Spouse(s)Isabel Barreto Lobato (1972–1975; her death)

Lobato was the 1st Prime Minister of East Timor from 28 November to 7 December 1975.

On 31 December 1978, Lobato was ambushed by Indonesian special forces and was killed after being shot in the stomach.[1]

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