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 will be inaugurated and assume office on 20 May, 2022, the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s restoration of independence. 

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa congratulates Ramos-Horta

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa congratulates Ramos-Horta

Upon learning of the election results, the President of the Republic spoke this morning on the phone with José Ramos Horta, to whom he conveyed, on behalf of the Portuguese People and on his own, the warmest congratulations on the election as President of the Republic...

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Nobel Summit

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Nobel Summit

Good morning from Rome from Livia and Leymah Gbowee! We just heard the news!!! Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Livia Malcanjo of the Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus

Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus

Dear MR PRESIDENT: CONGRATULATIONS FOR A LANDSLIDE VICTORY!!!! I AM VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THE NEWS!!!! NOW GET READY FOR THE REAL HISTORY MAKING!!! WISHING YOU A FANTASTIC PRESIDENTIAL TERM!!! M Yunus Nobel Peace Prize (2006), Founder of Microcredit

Sydney Morning Herald: Ramos-Horta Reclaims Presidency

Sydney Morning Herald: Ramos-Horta Reclaims Presidency

Singapore: A decade after being unseated, Jose Ramos-Horta is headed back to East Timor’s presidential palace where he will be in charge of resolving the country’s bitter political feud. The Nobel Peace laureate and former president romped to victory in a run-off vote...

Guardian: José Ramos-Horta Elected President for a Second Term

Guardian: José Ramos-Horta Elected President for a Second Term

The Nobel prize winner José Ramos-Horta has scored a landslide victory in Timor-Leste’s presidential election, according to preliminary results published by the election secretariat. The 72-year-old secured 397,145 votes, or 62.09%, against incumbent Francisco...

US State Dept Congratulates Dr. Ramos-Horta

US State Dept Congratulates Dr. Ramos-Horta

We congratulate President-elect José Ramos-Horta on his election as Timor-Leste’s next president and look forward to working with President-elect Ramos-Horta to strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Timor-Leste.  Rooted in shared values and...