1997 Cameroonian presidential election

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Presidential elections were held in Cameroon on 12 October 1997. They were boycotted by the main opposition parties, the Social Democratic Front, the National Union for Democracy and Progress, and the Cameroon Democratic Union, as well as the smaller African Peoples Union. As a result, incumbent President Paul Biya was re-elected with 92.57% of the vote.[1] Voter turnout was 83.1%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Biya Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 3,167,820 92.57
Henri Hogbe Nlend Union of the Peoples of Cameroon 85,693 2.5
Samuel Eboua Movement for the Defence of the Republic 83,506 2.44
Albert Dzongang Popular Party for Development 40,814 1.19
Joachim Tabi Owono Action for Meritocracy and Equal Opportunities 15,817 0.46
Antoine N'Demannu Rally of Peoples without Borders 15,490 0.45
Gustave Essaka Cameroon Integral Democracy 12,915 0.38
Invalid/blank votes 84,890
Total 3,506,945 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,220,136 83.10
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Cameroon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p184 ISBN 0-19-829645-2