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Yearbook 1997

Cameroon. According to Countryaah-ABCDE, Parliamentary elections were held in May - an election that would have been held in March but postponed. President Paul Biya's party Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Cameroonais (RDPC) won a major victory, taking 109 of the 180 seats in Parliament. The government party was accused of electoral fraud. Several people were killed during elections on Election Day and many of the 3.5 million. voters could not vote because they did not receive their voting cards.

1997 Cameroon

At the October presidential election, President Biya was re-elected for a second seven-year term. He received 92% of the vote, the other six candidates 8%. The country's three major parties boycotted the election and accused the president of manipulating the election process. From an official point of view it was announced that turnout was 81%, but the opposition's estimate indicated that only 20% of the population had voted.

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