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Taur Matan Ruak

Prime Minister 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.

Taur Matan Ruak

Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak.jpg
7th Prime Minister of East Timor
Assumed office
22 June 2018
PresidentFrancisco Guterres
Preceded byMari Alkatiri
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 63)
Baguia, Portuguese Timor (now East Timor)
Political partyPeople's Liberation Party
Other political
affiliations
Independent (before 2017)
Spouse(s)Isabel da Costa Ferreira
Signature
Military service
Allegiance East Timor
Years of service1975–2011
RankMajor General
CommandsPonta Leste Sector
Falintil
Timor Leste Defence Force
Battles/warsIndonesian occupation of East Timor

ReferencesEdit

  1. "E.Timor celebrates a decade of independence", 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. Retrieved 23 March 2008.