Cameroon presidential election: Paul Biya favored to win
Voting in Cameroon’s presidential elections got off to a slow start on Sunday, with polling stations opening late or none at all.
Seven of Cameroon’s 20 million population are eligible to cast their ballots in the poll, which is expected to hand an easy victory to the incumbent Paul Biya (pictured), in power for 29 years.
Campaigning wound up amid general indifference on Saturday, with the opposition complaining that Biya has weighted the electoral system in his favor to ensure victory.
The 78-year-old veteran, in power since 1982, ended his campaign with a rare appearance on Saturday, this time in the coastal town of Kribi, in his native south. It was only the third time the leader had made a public appearance during the campaign.
John Fru Ndi, generally considered his main rival, staged a large rally Saturday afternoon in the capital Yaounde before heading for his main power base in Bamenda, the main town in the northwest.
Pages: 1 2