Biography

 Biography

OF HIS EXCELLENCY

THE PRIME MINISTER OF RDTL

TAUR MATAN RUAK

1956 
Taur Matan Ruak was born on October 10, 1956, in the suco of Osuna Huna, administrative post of Baguia, Municipality of Baucau, Timor-Leste.

1975 
On the 7th of December 1975, Indonesia invaded Timor-Leste and Taur Matan Ruak, then 19, joins the newly formed National Liberation Armed Forces of Timor-Leste (FALINTIL) in the mountains.

1976 
Assumes responsibilities in the two eastern military sectors: center east and east.

1981 

Assistant to the Chief of Staff of FALINTIL

1983 
Military adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff of FALINTIL

 1986 

From 1986, he took command of all military operations in Timor-Leste

1992 
FALINTIL Chief of Staff

1998

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of FALINTIL

1999

Human Rights Award by the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic

2000 

Commander-in-Chief of FALINTIL

 2001

Brigadier General of FALINTIL- Timor-Leste Defense Forces (F-FDTL)

 2002 

Chief of Staff of FALINTIL- Timor-Leste Defense Forces (F-FDTL)

 2006 

Awarded by the President of the RDTL with the Order of the Guerrilla

 2007 

Awarded by the President of RDTL for services rendered during Operation Halibur

 2009 

Major-General of the FALINTIL- Timor-Leste Defense Forces (F-FDTL)

2011 
On the 20th of August of 2011 is officially demobilized from FALINTIL 

2012 
President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste between 20th of May 2012 and 20th of May 2017

2017 
President of the Popular Liberation Party (PLP)

2018

Spokesperson for the Majority Alliance for Progress (AMP), which brought together the three opposition parties, namely CNRT, PLP and KHUNTO

On May 12, 2018, the Majority Alliance for Progress (AMP) coalition won the early legislative elections and appointed Taur Matan Ruak to the post of Prime Minister.

On June 22, 2018, Taur Matan Ruak takes office as Prime Minister of the VIII Constitutional Government.
Taur Matan Ruak is married to Dr. Isabel da Costa Ferreira, a lawyer who worked in the area of ​​human rights and, among the various relevant functions, was Deputy Minister of Justice.

He has two daughters, Lola and Tamarisa, and a son, Quesadhip.

Taur Matan Ruak speaks three languages ​​of Timor-Leste (Tetum, Naueti and Makasae), Portuguese and English.



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