Rui Maria de Araújo

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Rui Maria de Araújo
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6th Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
16 February 2015 – 15 September 2017
President Taur Matan Ruak
Francisco Guterres
Preceded by Xanana Gusmão
Succeeded by Mari Alkatiri
Personal details
Born (1964-05-21) 21 May 1964 (age 53)
Mape, Timor (now East Timor)
Political party Fretilin
Alma mater Udayana University
University of Otago
Satya Wacana Christian University
Sultan Agung Islamic University

Rui Maria de Araújo (born 21 May 1964) is the Prime Minister of Timor Leste, a position he has held since 2015. He is a physician and member of FRETILIN.

He was Minister of Health from 2001 to 2006 and Deputy Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007.

Araújo was inaugurated as Prime Minister of East Timor on 16 February 2015.[1]

Personal life

Araújo was born in the village of Mape, Cova Lima, on 21 May 1964. He is married to Teresa António Madeira Soares and is the father of two children.[2]

Araújo received his medical degree from the Sultan Agung Islamic University Faculty of Medicine in Indonesia. He did training in otolaryngology (ear nose throat speciality and head and neck surgery) at the Medical Faculty of Udayana University. He has a Masters in Public Health from his studies at Otago University in New Zealand.[3]


  1. ^ Sapo Notícias (Lusa): Novo PM "sereno, calmo e otimista" no dia da tomada de posse, 16. Februar 2015, retrieved, 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ Sapo Notícias (Lusa): O estafeta que tratou a guerrilha e agora chefia o governo de Díli, retrieved, 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ University of Otago Magazine, Issue 4, 2003, p12: [1] retrieved 2. February 2017
Political offices
Preceded by
Xanana Gusmão
Prime Minister of East Timor
Succeeded by
Mari Alkatiri
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