Cameroon Presidential election 2018 voting live

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Cameroon Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Cameroon Presidential election Dates 2018

Cameroon Presidential election Date: 31 October 2018

The previous presidential elections on 9 October 2011 saw incumbent president Paul Biya elected for another seven-year term following a 2008 constitutional amendment that removed term limits, allowing Biya to run again.Going into the 2018 elections Cameroon has experienced unrest in the English-speaking portions of the country where separatists have attempted to create the state of Ambazonia. The worst of the unrest has been experienced in Manyu where several western countries issued travel warnings to their citizens. The Social Democratic Front, a party that traditionally performs well in the English-speaking portions of the country, has been vocal in their criticism of the handling of the unrest.Biya has responded to the unrest by stating that he would like to see faster progress made on decentralization reforms that were begun in 2010 so that local regions would have more self-governance.


Cameroon Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1.Cameroon elects, on a national level, a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by the people; a two-term limit on the office was removed through a parliamentary vote in April 2008.[1]The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 180 members, elected for a five-year term in 49 single and multi-seat constituencies.

2.Cameroon is a one party dominant state with the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement in power. Opposition parties are allowed but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.


Electoral system of Cameroon

The President of Cameroon is elected by first-past-the-post voting; the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner with no requirement to achieve a majority.


Candidates for Presidential election

Paul Biya, John Fru Ndi


Cameroon Parties and leaders

 

Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, Social Democratic Front, Democratic Union of Cameroon


Cameroon past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Biya Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 2,665,359 70.92
John Fru Ndi Social Democratic Front 654,066 17.40
Adamou Ndam Njoya Cameroon Democratic Union 168,318 4.48
Garga Haman Adji Alliance for Democracy and Development 140,372 3.74
Justin Mouafo Nationalism of Cameroonian Patriots 14,915 0.40
Yondo Mandengue Black Social Movement for New Democracy 13,601 0.36
Anicet Ekane Social Movement for New Democracy 13,290 0.35
Fritz Pierre Ngo Cameroon Ecological Movement 13,122 0.35
Jean Michel Tekam Party of Social Democracy 12,785 0.34
Victorin Hameni Bieuleu Union of Democratic Forces 11,920 0.32
Boniface Forbin Justice and Development Party 10,542 0.28
Djeukam Tchameni Movement for Democracy and Interdependence 10,539 0.28
Jean-Jacques Ekindi Progressive Movement 10,158 0.27
Hubert Kamgang Union of African Populations 7,508 0.20
George Dobgima Nyamndi Social Liberal Congress 6,730 0.18
Gustave Essaka Cameroon Integral Democracy 4,996 0.13
Invalid/blank votes 72,051
Total 3,830,272 100
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