The Council of State is the political advisory body of the President of the Republic and shall be headed by him or herself.
a) Former Presidents of the Republic who were not removed from office;
b) The Speaker of the National Parliament;
c) The Prime Minister;
d) Five citizens elected by the National Parliament in accordance with the principle of proportional representation and for the period corresponding to the legislative term, provided that they are not members of the organs of sovereignty;
e) Five citizens designated by the President of the Republic for the period corresponding to the term of office of the President, provided that they are not members of the organs of sovereignty.
a) Express its opinion on the dissolution of the National Parliament;
b) Express its opinion on the dismissal of the Government;
c) Express its opinion on the declaration of war and the making of peace;
d) Express its opinion on any other cases set out in the Constitution and advise the President of the Republic in the exercise of his or her functions, as requested by the President;
e) To draft its Rules of Procedures.
The meetings of the Council of State shall not be open to the public.
The organisation and functioning of the Council of State shall be established by law.
(In Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, sections 90 and 91)
|No||Name||Held Position /
|1||Taur Matan Ruak||President of CE||President of Republic||Presidential Palace|
|2||Rui Maria de Araújo||Member||Prime Minister||Government Palace|
|3||Vicente da Silva Guterres||Member||President of National Parliament||National Parliament|
|4||José Ramos Horta||Member||Former President Of Republic||Metiaut|
|5||Sérgio de J.F. da Costa Hornai||Member||Designated by National Parliament||CNE|
|6||Delfina Fátima da C.Simões||Member||Designated by National Parliament||Taibessi/escola Paulo VI|
|7||Vidal de Jesus “Riak Leman”||Member||Designated by National Parliament||Raikotu|
|8||Lurdes Maria A.de J.M. Araújo||Member||Designated by National Parliament||Santa Cruz|
|9||José Agustinho Sequeira somotxo||Member||Designated by President of Republic||Taibesi|
|10||Leovigildo da Costa Hornai||Member||Designated by President of Republic||Manleuna|
|11||Germenino Amaral dos Reis||Member||Designated by President of Republic||Delta 1/NCBA|
|12||Merita de Jesus Marques||Member||Designated by President of Republic||Fomento|
|13||Zacarias Albano da Costa||Member||Designated by President of Republic||Delta 1|
|14||António Cardoso||Member||Designated by President of Republic||UNDIL|