Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili, 23 June 2020
The President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, appointed 21 new members of the 8th Constitutional Government by Presidential decree no. 53/2020.
Number 2 of article 106 of the Constitution grants authority to the President of the Republic to appoint government members from office following a proposal by the Prime Minister.
The list of appointees includes:
1.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Land Use Planning, José Maria dos Reis;
2.Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Joaquim Amaral;
3.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno;
4.Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Armindo Maia
5.Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, José Lucas do Carmo da Silva
6.Minister of the Interior, Taur Matan Ruak
7.Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Víctor da Conceição Soares
8.Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Julião da Silva;
9.Vice-Minister of Justice, José Edmundo Caetano
10.Vice-Minister of State Administration, Lino de Jesus Torrezão
11.Vice-Minister of Health, Bonifacio Mau Coli dos Reis
12.Vice-Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, António Guterres
13.Vice-Minister of Trade and Industry, Domingos Lopes Antunes
14.Vice-Minister of Community-based and Cultural Tourism, Inacia da Conceição Teixeira;
15.Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Abilio Xavier de Araújo;
16.Vice-Minister of the Interior, Antonino Armindo
17.Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment, Alarico de Rosário
18.Secretary of State for Cooperatives, Elizario Ferreira
19.Secretary of State for Fisheries, Elídio de Araújo
20.Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, Abrão Saldanha
21.Secretary of State for Civil Protection, Joaquim José Gusmão dos Reis Martins.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 24 June, at 4.30 p.m. at Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace.