East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao resigns: government

February 6, 2015 5:00 AM

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East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao resigns: government

DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's prime minister and independence hero Xanana Gusmao has resigned, the government said on Friday, but a successor has yet to be chosen.

Gusmao, 68, a guerrilla leader who helped end Indonesian rule in 2002, had hinted for more than a year that he would resign to let a younger generation lead a nation that ranks among the world's poorest, despite its abundant gas resources.

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