East Timor president picks former health minister Araujo as new PM

February 10, 2015 11:42 AM

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East Timor president picks former health minister Araujo as new PM

DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's president chose former health minister Rui Araujo to be the new prime minister of the poverty-stricken country, the government said on Tuesday.

Araujo replaces independence hero Xanana Gusmao, who stepped down last week to allow for a younger generation to lead.

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