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Francisco Xavier do Amaral
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Francisco Xavier do Amaral during election campaign in 2007
President of East Timor
In office
28 November 1975 – 7 December 1975
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nicolau dos Reis Lobato (acting)
Personal details
Born (1937-12-03)3 December 1937
Turiscai, Portuguese Timor
Died 6 March 2012(2012-03-06) (aged 74)
Dili, East Timor
Nationality East Timorese
Political party Timorese Social Democratic Association
Occupation Politician

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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