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Gusmao resigns as East Timor PM

JAKARTA -- Xanana Gusmao, the former leader of East Timor's separatist revolt against Indonesian rule, resigned as the young country's prime minister on Friday morning.

     The move follows a year of speculation that Gusmao would step down before the end of his term in 2017 due to his age, back problems and to clear the way for younger leaders. At one point, he had said he would resign in September 2014.

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