Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cameroon Polls Close, Vote Counting Begins In Key Election

Cameroon — Polls closed in Cameroon Sunday evening and vote counting began in an election that will likely see Africa’s oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting.


President Paul Biya, in office since 1982, vows to end a crisis that has killed more than 400 people in the Central African nation’s Southwest and Northwest territories in more than a year. The fractured opposition has been unable to rally behind a strong challenger to the 85-year-old leader.
Cameroon Polls Close, Vote Counting Begins In Key Election
Voting ended around 6 p.m. local time and results are expected within two weeks.

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