Vicente Guterres

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Vicente da Silva Guterres (born 22 January 1956 in Baguia, Portuguese Timor) is a politician from East Timor, a member of the National Parliament of East Timor and its Vice-President since 2007.[1]

Parliamentary role

In the June 2007 parliamentary election, Guterres was elected to the National Parliament as the second name on the candidate list of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), a party led by Xanana Gusmão.[2]

He was elected President of the National Parliament without opposition in July 2012.[3]

Acting President of Timor-Leste

He became Acting President of East Timor after President José Ramos-Horta was injured in an attack on his home on 11 February 2008. As Acting President, he proclaimed a two-day State of Emergency on 12 February.[4] After his return from Portugal, the President of National Parliament, Fernando de Araújo, took over presidency on 13 February.[5]


  1. ^ East Timor Legal News February 2008 Page 2
  2. ^ "National Provisional Results from the 30 June 2007 Parliamentary Elections" Archived 10 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Comissão Nacional de Eleições Timor-Leste, 9 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Vicente Guterres Ketua PN Baru" (in Indonesian). The Timor News. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. ^ Goulart, Guido (12 February 2008). "East Timor Declares State of Emergency". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  5. ^ Business Spectator - New poll if Ramos Horta recovery slow
Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando de Araújo
President of the National Parliament
Succeeded by
Adérito Hugo da Costa
Preceded by
José Ramos-Horta
President of East Timor

Succeeded by
Fernando de Araújo

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