CNRT – PD to present the list of incoming govt members to President

CNRT – PD to present the list of incoming govt members to President

CNRT spokesperson, Tomás Cabral, (Photo Tatoli/Egas Cristovao)

DILI, 27 july 2023 (TATOLI) – The coalition parties, National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) and Democratic Party (PD), will present to the President of the Republic, José Ramos Horta, the list of the structure for the IX Constitutional Government.

“On Thursday (29//06), CNRT and PD will present the list of the incoming government members to President Horta. The list will be the subject of a discussion between the two coalition parties and the Head of State. So, an agreement will be made on the nomination of the new government members,” Vice President of the Organizing Committee for the Inauguration Ceremony of the incoming government, Tomás Cabral told reporters at the President’s Palace, in Dili, today. 

Hundreds of Very Important Persons (VIPs) from neighboring and ASEAN countries will attend the swearing ceremony, including Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Cabral said that local residents and community leaders will be invited to attend the ceremony.

The swearing-in ceremony of the new government will take place on july 1 at 4 pm local time at the Presidential Palace, where up to 6000 people are expected to attend the ceremony.

Although the list of the new government’s structure is not yet known, many expect the charismatic leader, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, to be the next Prime Minister of Timor-Leste.

Cabral said that preparations for the inauguration ceremony have reached 90 percent.

Last week, the new 65 MPs were sworn in, with MP Maria Fernanda Lay, from the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), elected as the new president of the National Parliament.


Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges


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