2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: PAUL BIYA DECLARED WINNER WITH 71.28% VOTE
cameroondailyjournal.com|Not surprisingly, the Constitutional Council of Cameroon proclaimed October 22 Paul Biya’s victory in the presidential election. With 71.28% of the vote, the outgoing head of state ahead of Maurice Kamto, who disputes the results.
After four days of examination of electoral disputes and appeals lodged by the opposition, from October 16 to 19, the Constitutional Council and its President Clément Atangana finally validated Monday, October 22, the re-election of the outgoing head of state , Paul Biya, during the presidential election of October 7th.
The latter totals, according to the Council, 71.28% of the vote, ahead of Maurice Kamto (Movement for the rebirth of Cameroon – MRC -, 14.23%), Cabral Libii (Universe, 6.28%) and Joshua Osih (Social Democratic Front – SDF -, 3.35%).
Follow Adamou Ndam Njoya (Democratic Union of Cameroon – UDC -, 1.73%), Garga Haman Adji (Alliance for Democracy and Development, 1.55%), Franklin Afanwi Ndifor (MCNC, 0.67%), Serge Hope Matomba (PURS, 0.56%) and Akere Muna, who had withdrawn his candidacy last October 5 (FPD, 0.35%). The overall participation is 53.85%.
The Constitutional Council estimated Monday that the election was held “in serenity and compliance with the legislation in force”, and that it was “free, transparent and peaceful, despite the security situation in the regions Northwestern Southwest. He had already estimated, Friday, October 19, that the appeals filed by the opposition, and in particular by the MRC and the SDF, were not receivable.