WORLD Ruling party retains sweeping majority in Cameroon election

WORLD

Ruling party retains sweeping majority in Cameroon election

AFP

21:29, February 28, 2020

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Cameroon's President Paul Biya (L) (Photo: AFP)

President Paul Biya's party has retained an absolute majority in Cameroon's parliament, the constitutional council announced Friday after the controversial February 9 vote.

His Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC) won 139 out of 167 declared seats on "moderate" turnout of almost 46 percent, said the council's president, Clement Atangana.

Elections were cancelled in 13 other seats, in Cameroon's troubled anglophone regions, and are to be held at a later date.

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