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East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, of which the western half is administered by Indonesia, the exclave of Oecusse on the island's north-western half, and the minor islands of Atauro and Jaco.


Our standard dataset contains 354 entities connected with Timor-Leste. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Timor-Leste. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 292 entities identified as PEPs connected with Timor-Leste.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for National Liberation Combatant Affairs1--
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, & Forestry1--
Minister of Commerce & Industry1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation17-
Minister of Health17-
Minister of Higher Education, Science, & Culture1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice17-
Minister of Petroleum1--
Minister of Public Works12-
Minister of Solidarity, Social, & Inclusion1--
Minister of State Administration11-
Minister of Strategic Investment1--
Minister of Transports & Telecommunications1--
Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts, & Culture1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Parlamento--65
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Banco Central de Timor-Leste--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of East Timor to Brazil--1
ambassador of East Timor to Thailand-3-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to East Timor--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Parliament of East Timor-1201
Prime Minister of East Timor-6-
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries-4-
President of East Timor-4-
Chief of Defence Force-21
Deputy Prime Minister of East Timor-2-
First Lady of East Timor-2-
Minister of Education, Youth and Sports-2-
Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs-1-
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Rural Development Affairs1--
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Tourism and Environment1--
Minister for the Affairs of National Liberation Combatants-1-
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Social Communication-1-
Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion-1-
Minister of the Interior-1-
Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers-1-
Minister of Transport and Communications-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...