Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló on Thursday appointed a new government to start preparing for general elections on December 18 after the dissolution of both parliament and its cabinet on December 18 May 16 of this year.< /p>
Members of the new government are scheduled to take their oath of office on Friday. They were selected from political groups such as the Social Renewal Party (PPR), Movement for Democratic Alternance (MADEM-G15) and Assembly of the United People – Democratic Party of Guinea-Bissau (APU-PDGB).
APU-PDGB will be headed by Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam.
The new cabinet will consist of 23 ministers and 12 secretaries of state.
The African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau (PAIGC) is the country’s main opposition party and previously said there was a possibility that it could join the new government. However, it is not included.