GBissau Leader Nominates New Prime Minister To End Crisis

GBissau leader nominates new Prime Minister to end crisis

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz on Monday officially nominated Aristide Gomes as prime minister, a bid to "put a definitive end" to years of political crisis in the small West African nation.

Bissau, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Apr, 2018 ) :Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz on Monday officially nominated Aristide Gomes as prime minister, a bid to "put a definitive end" to years of political crisis in the small West African nation.

Gomes, who served as PM of the former Portuguese colony from 2005 to 2007, will be a "prime minister of consensus" Vaz had told fellow leaders of the West African bloc ECOWAS on Saturday after consultations with political actors and civil society.

Gomes is expected to be confirmed in the PM's job on Tuesday, Vaz also announced, during the ECOWAS talks in Togo. He said the parliament will resume sitting on Thursday and that fresh parliamentary elections will be held in November.

Guinea-Bissau has been in the grip of a power struggle since August 2015, when President Vaz sacked his then prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira. Vaz has since nominated several prime ministers but he has failed to gain the support of political parties.