85-Year-Old Paul Biya Who Has Been Ruling Since 1982 Wins 7th Term As Cameroon’s President

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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term as president in polls reportedly marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.

The 85-year-old politician emerged winner of the poll on Monday after he won 71.3 per cent of votes, according to official results.

Calls by opposition party for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council last week.

Major cities were under heavy security on Sunday to ward off any attempt to protest the eventual declaration of the results.

At 85, Mr. Biya is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader. He has been in power as president since November 6, 1982.

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