Presidency 2022-2027

On 21 April, 2022, in a landslide election, Dr. José Ramos-Horta was elected President of Timor-Leste for a second term. He had previous served as Foreign Minister and Senior Cabinet Minister (2000 – 2006), Prime Minister (2007 – 2008), and President (2008-2012).  Dr. Ramos-Horta was inaugurated and assumed office on 20 May, 2022, the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s restoration of independence.

President Attends St. Anthony’s celebrations in Manatuto.

President Attends St. Anthony’s celebrations in Manatuto.

President Ramos-Horta attending the annual Saint Anthony's religious and cultural activities in Manatuto town. The activities last the whole month of June with daily fun activities like fairs, games, sports, etc. 13th June is the main religious event with a Catholic...

May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

On May 20, 2022, newly elected President José Ramos-Horta addressed the Parliament of Timor-Leste. The President addressed the challenges of building a pluralistic democracy after decades of violence under the occupation. The Constitution, he says, lays the foundation for the evolving State, and for peace in the nation.

Ramos-Horta Inaugural Speech: English Text

Ramos-Horta Inaugural Speech: English Text

Excelências, Presidente do Parlamento Nacional; Primeiro-Ministro; Presidente do Tribunal de Recurso; Procurador Geral da República; Excelências, Presidente de Portugal, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa; Governador-Geral da Austrália, David Hurley; Primeiro-Ministro...