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List of heads of state of Cameroon


List of heads of state of Cameroon

President of the
Republic of Cameroon
Paul Biya

since 6 November 1982
Term length 7 years
Inaugural holder Ahmadou Ahidjo
Formation 5 May 1960
This article is part of a series on the
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The following is a list of heads of state of Cameroon, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.


  • Presidents of Cameroon (1960–present) 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • Latest election 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Presidents of Cameroon (1960–present)


      Cameroonian Union (UC)
      Cameroonian National Union (UNC)
      Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM)


§ Elected unopposed

Portrait Name
Elected Term of Office Party
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo
5 May 1960 1 October 1961 UC
Federal Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo
1 October 1961 2 June 1972 UC /
United Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo
2 June 1972 6 November 1982[1] UNC
2 Paul Biya
6 November 1982 4 February 1984 UNC
Republic of Cameroon
(2) Paul Biya

4 February 1984 Incumbent UNC /


  1. ^ Resigned

Latest election

 Summary of the 9 October 2011 Cameroonian presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Paul BiyaCameroon People's Democratic Movement 3,772,527 77.99
John Fru Ndi NiSocial Democratic Front 518,175 10.71
Garga Haman AdjiAlliance for Democracy and Development 155,348 3.21
Adamou Ndam NjoyaCameroon Democratic Union 83,860 1.73
Paul Abine AyahPeople's Action Party 61,158 1.26
Edith Kahbang WallaCameroon People's Party 34,639 0.72
Albert DzongangDynamic for National Renaissance 26,396 0.55
Jean de Dieu MomoDemocrat Patriots for the Development of Cameroon 23,791 0.49
Jean-Jacques EkindiProgressive Movement 21,593 0.45
Bernard MunaAlliance of Progressive Forces 18,444 0.38
Esther DangBloc for the Reconstruction and Economic Independence of Cameroon 15,775 0.33
Olivier Anicet BiléUnion for Fraternity and Prosperity 15,202 0.31
Anicet EkaneAfrican Movement for New Independence and Democracy 11,081 0.23
Victorin Hameni BieuleuUnion of Democratic Forces of Cameroon 10,615 0.22
Fritz Pierre NgoMovement of Cameroonian Ecologists 9,259 0.19
Jean NjeungaUnited Front of Cameroon 9,219 0.19
Isaac FeuzeuMovement for the Emergence and Rise of Citizen 9,216 0.19
Hubert KamgangUnion of African Populations 8,250 0.17
Simon Pierre Atangana NsoeGreat Cameroon 8,032 0.17
Marcus LontouoCameroonian National Congress 7,875 0.16
Social Liberal Congress 5,925 0.12
Joachim Tabi OwonoAction for Meritocracy and Equal Opportunities 5,795 0.12
Daniel Soh FoneUnited Socialist Party 5,074 0.10
Valid votes 4,847,249 97.70
Invalid votes 114,185 2.30
Total votes (turnout 68.3%) 4,961,434 100.00
Source: African Elections Database

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen – Cameroon
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