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Baciro Djá
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17th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
27 May 2016 – 18 November 2016
President José Mário Vaz
Preceded by Carlos Correia
Succeeded by Umaro Sissoco Embaló
In office
20 August 2015 – 17 September 2015
President José Mário Vaz
Preceded by Domingos Simões Pereira
Succeeded by Carlos Correia
Personal details
Born 31 January 1973 (1973-01-31) (age 47)
Political party African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (2008-2016)
Patriotic Front of National Salvation (?-Present)
Alma mater University of Havana
Graduate Institute of Applied Psychology

Baciro Djá was the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau from 27 May 2016 to 18 November 2016. He was previously Prime Minister from 20 August 2015 to 17 September 2015.

Early life

Baciro Djá was born on 31 January 1973. He graduated in Social Psychology from the University of Havana, Cuba in 1996. In 1998, received a master's degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada in Lisbon, Portugal. From 2006 to 2008 Djá was Reform Project coordinator at Defense and Safety sector and also the president of the Institute of National Defense.

Political Career

In 2008 he was elected member of parliament, in the same year he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sports. In 2011 and 2012 he served as the Minister of National Defence. In 2012 he presented himself as an independent presidential candidate. He served as the third vice-president of the PAIGC, the majority party in the Guinean parliament. He is said to be fluent in Portuguese, French and Spanish.

He became prime minister on August the 20th, 2015 and resigned on September 9, 2015 after 20 days in the post and just two days after appointing his cabinet. Djá handed in his resignation after the Supreme Court ruled his appointment violated the constitution, due to the fact that parliament was not properly consulted before he was instituted in the post.

Djá was expelled on 20 November 2016 from the PAIGC party. He was accused to have shown contempt for the party statutes, through his attempt to become Prime Minister.

Djá was the nominee for the 'Patriotic Front of National Salvation' in the 2019 Guinea-Bissau presidential election. He finished in 6th place with 1.28% of the vote.

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