East Timor president chooses opposition member as country's new prime minister

February 11, 2015 1:00 PM

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DILI, East Timor – East Timor's president has chosen opposition party member Rui Maria de Araujo as the new prime minister of the half-island nation.

Araujo, a former health minister, replaces former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao, who resigned last week ahead of an expected restructuring of the government to make it more inclusive.

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