Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has appointed a New Prime Minister to head the next government following the legislative elections held in June 2023.
The African Party for the Independence of Guinea PAIGC’s deputy leader, Geraldo Martish, was named the next prime minister under a decree by Embalo’s office late Monday.
A coalition led by PAIGC won 54 out of 102 seats in the June vote, ahead of Embalo’s Madem G15 party, which secured 29 seats.
Martish succeeds Nuno Gomes Nabiam, who had served since 2020.
Recall President Embalo dissolved parliament in May 2022 after falling out with lawmakers but his electoral plot failed, as voters turned to the PAIGC, the country’s historic ruling party.
The president’s call for unity in the new government is according to sources imperative because of eroding democratic values and principles in Bissau.
WADR has been speaking to Allen Mbalo Yello a Bissau Guinean Journalist on the development.