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    Cameroon's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

    FILE - Cameroon's President Paul Biya departing meeting at Elysee Palace, Paris, Jan. 30, 2013.
    FILE - Cameroon's President Paul Biya departing meeting at Elysee Palace, Paris, Jan. 30, 2013.
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    Cameroon's ruling party has won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, a move that extends President Paul Biya's three decade hold on power.
     
    The Supreme Court Thursday published official results from the September 30 polling, with results showing the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement won 148 of the 180 seats in the national assembly.
     
    The country's main opposition party, the Social Democratic Front, won 18 seats.
     
    Biya has ruled the oil-producing central African nation since 1982. He assumed the presidency when his predecessor, Ahmadou Ahidjo, resigned.
     
    The 80-year-old president is eligible to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2018.
     
    Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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    by: Melvyno from: Abuja
    October 20, 2013 4:12 AM
    Am reffering to my president P Biya, what does he want? What has he done for the Country since ? The country hasn't change even during these periods of modernism. Am calling on all my dears compatriots of Diaspora, together we can do something for our country. Our dears brothers in the Country are blinded by his governance.

    by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
    October 18, 2013 3:54 AM
    African's old guards should learn how to pave way for new generation to become leaders of their respected countries. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Robert Mugabe and Paul Biya have to find a graceful way to resign from power before African SPRING forces them to resign in disgraceful way!!

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