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List of prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau

Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Primeiro-Ministro da Guiné-Bissau (Portuguese)
Incumbent
Rui Duarte de Barros
since 21 December 2023
AppointerUmaro Sissoco Embaló,
as President of Guinea-Bissau
Inaugural holderFrancisco Mendes
Formation24 September 1973

This article lists the prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau, since the establishment of the office of prime minister in 1973.

Since Guinea-Bissau's declaration of independence from Portugal on 24 September 1973, there have been twenty-two prime ministers and two acting prime ministers. The current holder of the office is Rui Duarte de Barros, who was appointed by a decree of president Umaro Sissoco Embaló on 21 December 2023.

List of officeholders

Political parties
Other factions
Symbols
  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Tenure
1 Francisco Mendes
(1939–1978)[a]
1976–77 24 September 1973 7 July 1978
(died in office)
4 years, 286 days PAIGC
2 Constantino Teixeira
(?–1988)
7 July 1978 28 September 1978 83 days PAIGC
3 João Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)[b]
28 September 1978 14 November 1980 2 years, 47 days PAIGC
Vacant (14 November 1980 – 14 May 1982)
4 Victor Saúde Maria
(1939–1999)[c]
14 May 1982 10 March 1984 83 days PAIGC
Post abolished (10 March 1984 – 27 December 1991)
5 Carlos Correia
(1933–2021)
1994 27 December 1991 26 October 1994 2 years, 303 days PAIGC
6 Manuel Saturnino da Costa
(1942–2021)
26 October 1994 6 June 1997 2 years, 223 days PAIGC
(5) Carlos Correia
(1933–2021)
6 June 1997 3 December 1998 1 year, 180 days PAIGC
7 Francisco Fadul
(born 1953)
1999 3 December 1998 19 February 2000 1 year, 78 days Independent
8 Caetano N'Tchama
(1955–2007)
19 February 2000 19 March 2001 1 year, 28 days PRS
9 Faustino Imbali
(born 1956)
21 March 2001 9 December 2001 263 days Independent
10 Alamara Nhassé
(born 1957)
9 December 2001 17 November 2002 343 days PRS
11 Mário Pires
(born 1949)
17 November 2002 14 September 2003
(deposed)
301 days PRS
Vacant (14 September 2003 – 28 September 2003)
12 Artur Sanhá
(born 1965)
28 September 2003 10 May 2004 225 days PRS
13 Carlos Gomes Júnior
(born 1949)
2004 10 May 2004 2 November 2005 1 year, 176 days PAIGC
14 Aristides Gomes
(born 1954)
2 November 2005 13 April 2007 1 year, 162 days PAIGC
15 Martinho Ndafa Kabi
(born 1957)
13 April 2007 5 August 2008 1 year, 114 days PAIGC
(5) Carlos Correia
(1933–2021)
5 August 2008 2 January 2009 150 days PAIGC
(13) Carlos Gomes Júnior
(born 1949)[d]
2008 2 January 2009 10 February 2012 3 years, 39 days PAIGC
Adiato Djaló Nandigna
(born 1958)
Acting
10 February 2012 12 April 2012
(deposed)
62 days PAIGC
Vacant (12 April 2012 – 16 May 2012)
Rui Duarte de Barros
(born 1960)
Acting
16 May 2012 3 July 2014 2 years, 48 days Independent
16 Domingos Simões Pereira
(born 1964)
2014 3 July 2014 20 August 2015 1 year, 48 days PAIGC
17 Baciro Djá
(born 1973)
20 August 2015 17 September 2015 28 days PAIGC
(5) Carlos Correia
(1933–2021)
17 September 2015 27 May 2016 253 days PAIGC
(17) Baciro Djá
(born 1973)
27 May 2016 18 November 2016 175 days PAIGC
18 Umaro Sissoco Embaló
(born 1972)
18 November 2016 30 January 2018 1 year, 73 days PAIGC
19 Artur Silva
(born 1956?)
30 January 2018 16 April 2018 76 days PAIGC
(14) Aristides Gomes
(born 1954)
2019 16 April 2018 29 October 2019 1 year, 198 days PAIGC
(9) Faustino Imbali
(born 1956)
31 October 2019 8 November 2019 10 days Independent
(14) Aristides Gomes
(born 1954)
8 November 2019 28 February 2020 112 days PAIGC
20 Nuno Gomes Nabiam
(born 1966)
28 February 2020 8 August 2023 3 years, 161 days APU
21 Geraldo Martins
(born 1967)
2023 8 August 2023 21 December 2023 135 days PAIGC
22 Rui Duarte de Barros
(born 1960)
21 December 2023 Incumbent 69 days Independent

Notes

  1. ^ In exile in Conakry, Guinea until 19 October 1974.
  2. ^ Deposed President Cabral in the 1980 coup d'état and took control of the country.
  3. ^ Fled to Portugal after a power struggle with President Vieira.
  4. ^ Briefly placed under house arrest by soldiers during the 2010 military unrest.

Timeline

Geraldo MartinsNuno Gomes NabiamArtur SilvaUmaro Sissoco EmbalóBaciro DjáDomingos Simões PereiraRui Duarte de BarrosAdiato Djaló NandignaMartinho Ndafa KabiAristides GomesCarlos Gomes JúniorArtur SanháMário PiresAlamara NhasséFaustino ImbaliCaetano N'TchamaFrancisco FadulManuel Saturnino da CostaCarlos CorreiaVictor Saúde MariaJoão Bernardo VieiraConstantino TeixeiraFrancisco Mendes

See also

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List of prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau
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