Rui Arajo announced as East Timor's new PM

Former health minister Rui Arajo has been chosen by East Timor's president as the new prime minister of the country.

Mr Araujo replaces former PM Xanana Gusmao, who stepped down last week.

Mr Araujo is expected to be sworn in this week as East Timor's fifth prime minister since it gained independence from Indonesia in 2002.

East Timor expert Damian Kingsbury said Mr Araujo was "very, very popular" and regarded as "one of the young generation”.

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