Domingos Simões Pereira proposed as Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister

PAIGC candidate Domingos Simões Pereira.

PAIGC candidate Domingos Simões Pereira.

Former prime minister Domingos Simões Pereira was the name proposed to the Guinean President; the chief of state now has five days to make a decision. UN Office in Guinea-Bissau calls for a change in the "country's negative image."

Three months after the March 10 general elections, Guinea-Bissau's President José Mário Vaz invited the PAIGC, as the winning party, to propose a name for the position of prime minister. The party chose its chairman, Domingos Simões Pereira.

The president's term ends on June 23, and until then he must appoint the country's prime minister. The presidential elections are scheduled for November 24, 2019.

Meanwhile, the acting head of the United Nations Office (Uniogbis), Abdel-Fatau Musah, said that "Guinea-Bissau does not deserve to be seen as a country plagued by chronic institutional stagnation and organized crime; it is the international community's collective responsibility to fix this unwanted image."