List of Prime Ministers of Cameroon

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Cameroon since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

The current Prime Minister of Cameroon is Philémon Yang, since 30 June 2009.

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Political parties

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Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg 1 January 1960 5 May 1960 UC Himself
2 Charles Assalé
(1911–1999)
No image.png 15 May 1960 1 October 1961 UC Ahidjo
Federal Republic of Cameroon
East Cameroon
1 Charles Assalé
(1911–1999)
No image.png 1 October 1961 19 June 1965 UC Ahidjo
2 Vincent de Paul Ahanda
(1918–1975)
No image.png 19 June 1965 20 November 1965 UC Ahidjo
3 Simon Pierre Tchoungui
(1916–1997)
20 November 1965 2 June 1972 UC / UNC Ahidjo
West Cameroon
1 John Ngu Foncha
(1916–1999)
John Ngu Foncha (1964).jpg 1 October 1961 13 May 1965 KNDP Ahidjo
2 Augustine Ngom Jua
(1929–1977)
No image.png 13 May 1965 11 November 1968 KNDP / UNC Ahidjo
3 Salomon Tandeng Muna
(1912–2002)
No image.png 11 January 1968 2 June 1972 UNC Ahidjo
United Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (2 June 1972 – 30 June 1975)
1 Paul Biya
(1932–)
Paul Biya 2014.png 30 June 1975 6 November 1982
(become President.)
UNC Ahidjo
2 Bello Bouba Maigari
(1947–)
No image.png 6 November 1982 22 August 1983 UNC Biya
3 Luc Ayang
(1947–)
No image.png 22 August 1983 25 January 1984 UNC Biya
Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (25 January 1984 – 26 April 1991)
1 Sadou Hayatou
(1942–)
No image.png 26 April 1991 9 April 1992 RDPC Biya
2 Simon Achidi Achu
(1934–)
No image.png 9 April 1992 19 September 1996 RDPC Biya
3 Peter Mafany Musonge
(1942–)
No image.png 19 September 1996 8 December 2004 RDPC Biya
4 Ephraïm Inoni
(1947–)
Marquardt and Inoni cropped Inoni.JPG 8 December 2004 30 June 2009 RDPC Biya
5 Philémon Yang
(1947–)
Philemon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon in London, 21 June 2010. (4720521915) cropped.jpg 30 June 2009 Incumbent RDPC Biya

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