Cameroon: Paul Biya thru to his 6th term in office
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been declared winner of the October 9 election, winning nearly 78% of the vote in a polls that recorded low turn out.
The Constitutional Council declared the final results on Friday in the capital, Yaounde, giving incumbent Biya 77.9% of the vote, thus making him winner in the first round.
Veteran opposition leader, John Fru Ndi took second place, with 10.71% of the vote.
Some of the 22 presidential candidates who competed against Biya wanted the polls annulled, but the country's Supreme Court acting on behalf of the Constitutional Council this week dismissed their petition.
One of the two women candidates, who performed far better is Edith Walla Khabang, who came 6th with 0.71% of the vote.
This will be President Biya’s sixth term in office, after already being in power for 29 years.