Following the death of President Malam Bacai Sanhá, the date of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau has been set for 18 March.
The Prime Minister, Carlos Gomes Júnior, who, like President Sanhá, is from the PAIGC party, has announced that he will be a candidate. Bissau Digital is reporting 15 candidates. There is the possibility that not all are eligible to stand.
Given he is a candidate, No Pintcha is reporting that Gomes Júnior has stepped down as PM. He has been replaced by a minister in the president’s office, Maria Adiato Djaló Nandigna.
The interim president is Raimundo Pereira, who was previously the President of the National Assembly. He is also from the PAIGC.