BREAKING: 85-Year-Old Cameroon President Announces Re-election Bid
Cameroon President Paul Biya is running again.
He announced Friday that he plans to run for a seventh consecutive term in office in the October election.
“I will be your candidate in the next presidential election,” Biya, who has been head of state in the West African country for 35 years, wrote on his Twitter account.
The 85-year-old who became president in 1982, introduced political reforms within the context of a one-party system in the 1980s.
Under serious pressure, he accepted the introduction of multiparty politics in the early 1990s.
He supposedly won the 1992 presidential election with 40% of the plural, single-ballot vote and was re-elected by large margins in 1997, 2004, and 2011.
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