Parliament is located in Dili.
The president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The leader of the majority party is appointed prime minister by the president.
2002-2007 Xanana Gusmão
2007 now José Ramos-Horta
2008-2008 Vicente Guterres (acting for Ramos-Horta)
2008-2008 Fernando de Araújo (acting for Ramos-Horta)
2002-2006 Mari Bin Amude Alkatiri
2006-2007 José Ramos-Horta
2007-2007 Estanislau da Silva
2007 now Xanana Gusmão