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"* The Transitional Government comprises a Chief Minister [Dr. Marí Bin Amude Alkatiri, Fretilin], ten Ministers, seven Vice-Ministers and three Secretaries of State. The Transitional Government is supported by a number of high-level East Timorese advisors who report to the Chief Minister. * As the Transitional Government’s representative body, the Council of Ministers collectively takes the most significant decisions of the Transitional Government on policy and financial matters, under the Transitional Administrator’s [Sergio Vieira de Mello] ultimate authority and in close consultation with him. The Transitional Government will also recommend to the Transitional Administrator the promulgation of legislation in close consultation with the Transitional Administrator, who retains the ultimate executive and legislative authority. [Includes a list of the members of the Second East Timor Transitional Government]" UNTAET Press Office
See also:

Sep 20 A Popular Challenge to UNTAET’s Achievements
BD: UN appointed, East Timorese, Second Transitional Government of East Timor
BD: FRETILIN - Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor

UNTAET: 2nd Tranisitional Government (Fact Sheets 3&4)

All of the fact sheets can be downloaded in PDF format at
http://www.un.org/peace/etimor/fact/FS.htm


FACT SHEET 3

December 2001

By UNTAET Press Office
 

SECOND TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT

The Second Transitional Government of East Timor and its Council of Ministers was appointed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Transitional Administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello on 20 September 2001 following the 30 August Constituent Assembly elections. The Government and its Council of Ministers will govern East Timor during the remaining transitional period before its independence as a democratic and sovereign state on 20 May 2002.

• The Government has been expanded in size to reflect the structure of an independent government, and is all East Timorese, consistent with the progressive delegation of executive authority urged by the UN Security Council. The intention to pre-figure East Timor’s government on independence is premised on the basic guiding philosophy that you cannot fully prepare a nation for self-government without giving that nation the opportunity to truly govern itself.

• The Transitional Government comprises a Chief Minister, ten Ministers, seven Vice-Ministers and three Secretaries of State. The Transitional Government is supported by a number of high-level East Timorese advisors who report to the Chief Minister.

• As the Transitional Government’s representative body, the Council of Ministers collectively takes the most significant decisions of the Transitional Government on policy and financial matters, under the Transitional Administrator’s ultimate authority and in close consultation with him. The Transitional Government will also recommend to the Transitional Administrator the promulgation of legislation in close consultation with the Transitional Administrator, who retains the ultimate executive and legislative authority.

• The Council of Ministers is responsible for supervising the ministries and subsidiary directors of the East Timor Public Administration (ETPA), formerly the East Timor Transitional Administration (ETTA). ETPA, which comprises civil service, UN and bilateral staff, implements the laws of East Timor and the programs and policies of the Council of Ministers.

• At a 20 September swearing in ceremony, Chief Minister Marí Alkatiri told his fellow ministers, “We are determined that this Government be an example in restoring the values and ethics of our society. What is being asked of you is total transparency, unconditional dedication and diligence to serve the nation.”


UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR (UNTAET)
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION (OCPI)

Not an official document. For information purposes only.

FACT SHEET 4

December 2001

By UNTAET Press Office
 

GOVERNMENT MEMBERS

[This list of the members of the Second East Timor Transitional Government includes 6 Fretilin Ministers, 2 Fretilin Vice-Ministers and 2 Fretilin Secretaries of State. ie. half of the key positions - BD]

A list of the members of the Second East Timor Transitional Government is as follows:

Dr. Marí Bin Amude Alkatiri, Fretilin
CHIEF MINISTER & MINISTER OF ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT

Dr. José Ramos-Horta, Independent
SENIOR MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS & COOPERATION

Dra. Ana Maria Pessoa Pereira da Silva Pinto, Fretilin
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

Dra. Fernanda Mesquita Borges, Independent
MINISTER FOR FINANCE

Dr. Antoninho Bianco, Fretilin
MINISTER FOR INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo, Independent
MINISTER FOR HEALTH

Arq. César Vital Moreira, Fretilin
MINISTER FOR WATER AND PUBLIC WORKS

Eng. Ovídio de Jesus Amaral, Fretilin
MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Dr. Armindo Maia, Independent
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, CULTURE AND YOUTH

Eng. Estanislau Aleixo da Silva, Fretilin
MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

Dr. Arsénio Paixão Bano, Independent
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR LABOUR AND SOLIDARITY

Dr. Fernando de Araújo, Democratic Party
VICE-MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION

Dr. Jorge da Conceição Teme, Fretilin
VICE-MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION

Dr. Domingos Maria Sarmento, Independent
VICE-MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

Dr. Arlindo Rangel da Cruz, Fretilin
VICE-MINISTER FOR FINANCE

Sra. Ilda Maria da Conceição, Independent
VICE-MINISTER FOR INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

Dr. João Soares Martins, Democratic Party
VICE-MINISTER FOR HEALTH

Félix de Jesus Rodrigues, Independent
VICE-MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, CULTURE AND YOUTH

Dr. Gregório José da Conceição Ferreira de Sousa, Fretilin
SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

Sr. Egídio Jesus, Fretilin
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NATURAL AND MINERAL RESOURCES

Mariano José Lopes da Cruz, Independent
INSPECTOR-GENERAL

Dra. Emília Maria Valéria Pires, Independent
SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION ON PLANNING

Dra. Isabel da Costa Ferreira, Independent
ADVISOR ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Maria Domingas Fernandes
ADVISOR ON THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY

António da Conceição, Democratic Party
ADVISOR ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMISSION ON PLANNING


See also:

Sep 20 A Popular Challenge to UNTAET’s Achievements  Statement added Sep 20
"UNTAET has recently published in the September issue of its broadsheet Timor Tais 20 of the UN’s major achievements in East Timor. Many of these achievements are either misleading or things that UNTAET has been forced to do under pressure from Timorese people, civil society and leaders and international critics. It is time for UNTAET to be held accountable, once and for all, for not fully achieving its mandate, and for now preparing to withdraw and redefining its mandate according to the few things it has done rather than what it was supposed to do."

BD: UN appointed, East Timorese, Second Transitional Government of East Timor / Pemerintahan Transisi Kedua Timor-Timur - A collection of recent media releases, reports, articles and news

BD: FRETILIN - Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor / Frente Revolucionaria do Timor Leste Independente - A collection of recent speeches, documents, statements, news and reports


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