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DILI -- Timor Leste's former chief of general staff of the armed forces Taur Matan Ruak was elected the president in a second round voting on Monday, provisional results showed.
Ruak won 68.12 percent of all the votes counted across the 13 provincial districts of the country, while his rival Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres of the opposition Fretilin won 38.12 percent of the ballots cast.
Born in 1955, Taur Matan Ruak's real name is Jose Maria Vasconcelos. The name Taur Matan Ruak means "two sharp eyes" in Tetum.
Ruak had been a fighter against Indonesian occupation forces and quit as chief of general staff of the armed forces last year to run for president.