20 members of the Seventh Constitutional Government take office

Tue. 03 of Outubro of 2017, 17:25h
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The President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, swore in 20 members of the SeventhConstitutional Government, led by Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, at a ceremony held on the 3rdOctober at President Nicolau Lobato Palace in Dili.

Those sworn in atthe ceremony were: the Minister of State and Minister for Mineral Resources, Mariano Assanami Sabino; the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister for the Delimitation of Borders, Hermenegildo Augusto Cabral Pereira; the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister for Governance Affairs, José Maria dos Reis; the Minister of Education and Culture, Fernando Hanjam; the Minister of Petroleum, Hernani Filomena Coelho da Silva; the Deputy Minister for Development of Public Works, Mariano Renato Monteiro da Cruz; the Deputy Minister for Development of Housing, Planning and Environment, Abrão Gabriel Santos Oliveira; the Deputy Minister for Development of Transport and Communications, Inácio Freitas Moreira; the Deputy Minister of State Administration, José Anuno; the Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, José António de Jesus das Neves; the Deputy Minister of Health, Luís Maria Ribeiro Freitas  Lobato; the Deputy Minister of Justice, Sebastião Dias Ximenes; the Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jacinto Gusmão; the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Deolindo Silva; the Secretary of State for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Laura Menezes Lopes; the Secretary of State of Agriculture and Fisheries, Cipriano Esteves Doutel Ferreira; the Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers and of Social Communication, Matias Freitas Boavida; the Secretary of State for Sport and Promotion of Top-Level Sport, Osório Florindo da Conceição Costa; the Secretary of State for Youth and Labour, Nivio Leite Magalhães; and the Secretary of State for Veterans, André da Costa Belo.

These 21 members will join the Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri and the 11 other Government members who have previously taken office on September 15th, at the Lahane Presidential Palace in Dili.

To read the news of the swearing in on September 15th, click here.

To read the speech of the Prime Minister, click here.

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