List of heads of state of Cameroon

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President of the
Republic of Cameroon
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Incumbent
Paul Biya

since 6 November 1982
Term length 7 years
Inaugural holder Ahmadou Ahidjo
Formation 5 May 1960
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politics and government of
Cameroon

The following is a list of heads of state of Cameroon, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

Presidents of Cameroon (1960–present)[edit]

Parties

  Cameroonian Union (UC)
  Cameroonian National Union (UNC)
  Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM)

Key

§ Elected unopposed

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of Office Party
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
5 May 1960 1 October 1961 UC
Federal Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
1965[§]
1970[§]
1 October 1961 2 June 1972 UC /
UNC
United Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
1975[§]
1980[§]
2 June 1972 6 November 1982[1] UNC
2 Paul Biya 2014.png Paul Biya
(1933–)
6 November 1982 4 February 1984 UNC
Republic of Cameroon
(2) Paul Biya 2014.png Paul Biya
(1933–)
1984[§]
1988[§]

1992
1997
2004
2011
4 February 1984 Incumbent (mandate expires on 4 February 2019) UNC /
CPDM

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Biya Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 3,772,527 77.99
John Fru Ndi Ni Social Democratic Front 518,175 10.71
Garga Haman Adji Alliance for Democracy and Development 155,348 3.21
Adamou Ndam Njoya Cameroon Democratic Union 83,860 1.73
Paul Abine Ayah People's Action Party 61,158 1.26
Edith Kahbang Walla Cameroon People's Party 34,639 0.72
Albert Dzongang Dynamic for National Renaissance 26,396 0.55
Jean de Dieu Momo Democrat Patriots for the Development of Cameroon 23,791 0.49
Jean-Jacques Ekindi Progressive Movement 21,593 0.45
Bernard Muna Alliance of Progressive Forces 18,444 0.38
Esther Dang Bloc for the Reconstruction and Economic Independence of Cameroon 15,775 0.33
Olivier Anicet Bilé Union for Fraternity and Prosperity 15,202 0.31
Anicet Ekane African Movement for New Independence and Democracy 11,081 0.23
Victorin Hameni Bieuleu Union of Democratic Forces of Cameroon 10,615 0.22
Fritz Pierre Ngo Movement of Cameroonian Ecologists 9,259 0.19
Jean Njeunga United Front of Cameroon 9,219 0.19
Isaac Feuzeu Movement for the Emergence and Rise of Citizen 9,216 0.19
Hubert Kamgang Union of African Populations 8,250 0.17
Simon Pierre Atangana Nsoe Great Cameroon 8,032 0.17
Marcus Lontouo Cameroonian National Congress 7,875 0.16
George Dobgima Nyamndi Social Liberal Congress 5,925 0.12
Joachim Tabi Owono Action for Meritocracy and Equal Opportunities 5,795 0.12
Daniel Soh Fone United Socialist Party 5,074 0.10
Invalid/blank votes 114,185
Total 4,951,434 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,251,651 68.20
Source: African Elections Database

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