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Cameroon: Calls grow for Biya to run for presidency in 2018

Cameroon: Calls grow for Biya to run for presidency in 2018


Calls for Paul Biya to stand for the 2018 presidential election in Cameroon, were at the heart of the celebrations of the 31st anniversary of Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement.

Despite being the leader of the country for almost 34 years, activists of the party are considering a new seven-year term for the head of state.

“We hope that our president who is already head of state will continue to manage not only our party but the Republic because at least one thing is assured, we still have peace in Cameroon,” Clovis Noudjio Leopold, a member of CPDM Party Framework said.

But the opposition is not pleased.

“There is a war in the northern part of the country. We have hundreds dead already, both civilians and military,” Sosthenes Medar Lipot, member of the MRC Party said.

Tension is still rising in some parts of the country with regards to the calls for Biya to run again in 2018.

On Wednesday, the police prevented the distribution of leaflets of the main opposition party against the president running for another seven-year term.

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