Ramos-Horta resigns

Jose Ramos-Horta resigned his post as Foreign Minister in the Timor-Leste yesterday, but this has apparently not changed his commitment to his country above seeking the post of UNSG.

“I decided to resign from the government until a new government is established,” said Mr Ramos-Horta through his spokesman. “I am ready to serve this nation in whatever position.”

We are not likely to see this change anytime soon, and the continued turmoil in Timor-Leste is almost certain to keep him out of the race. The turmoil itself will not be the cause as much as his personal commitment to helping end it.   

Update: Further distancing himself from the UNSG race, Ramos-Horta has put himself forward as a candidate for Prime Minister of Timor-Leste.

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