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Francisco Xavier do Amaral
Francisco Xavier do Amaral during election campaign in 2007
|President of East Timor|
28 November 1975 – 7 December 1975
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Nicolau dos Reis Lobato (acting)|
3 December 1937|
Turiscai, Portuguese Timor
|Died||6 March 2012
Dili, East Timor
|Political party||Timorese Social Democratic Association|
Francisco Xavier do Amaral (3 December 1937 – 6 March 2012) was an East Timorese politician. Amaral was sworn in as the first President of East Timor when the country, then a Portuguese colony, made a unilateral declaration of independence on 28 November 1975.
He was a member of the National Parliament for the Timorese Social Democratic Association from 2001 until his death.
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