Independente, January, 17, 2012, Language source: Tetun
Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues, Jose Luis Guterres has announced his presidential candidacy to compete in the president election that will be held in March 17th.
Guterres declared his candidacy in Oe Cusse district on Saturday, when Frente Mudansa's party meet its followers there. "I just want to say that, today everyone has the right to become a candidate, I am available to become a candidate for president of the republic," Guterres said.
The deputy Prime Minister has not yet announced whether he will run as an independent candidate or the Frente Mudansa party's candidate. He has promised to declare his decision to the public once his decision has fulfilled the Appellate Court's requirement.