Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea's president has appointed Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, his son the Second Vice President.
The president’s son was until his new appointment, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
He is now the Second Vice President in charge of National Defense and State Security.
The government has clarified that holding the office of Second Vice President does not place Mr. Nguema first in the order of succession to the presidency. That position is occupied by Ignacio Milam Tang, Equatorial Guinea's former prime minister, who was appointed to the office of Vice President.
Mr. Vicente Ehate Tomi replaced Mr. Milam Tang as Prime Minister.