Opposition Party Member Sworn in as Premier of East Timor

February 16, 2015 11:53 AM

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Opposition party member Rui Maria de Araujo has been sworn-in as East Timor's prime minister, leading a new 38-member Cabinet for the half-island nation.

The 50-year-old former health minister took the oath of office in a ceremony Monday presided over by President Taur Matan Ruak at the Lahane palace on the outskirts of the capital Dili.

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