Uncertainties Deepen in Cameroon after Divisive Election

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Cameroon went to the polls on 7 October amid several crises, notably the conflict between the government and Anglophone separatists.

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Crisis Group’s expert Hans De Marie Heungoup, in Cameroon during the vote, says it has compounded the country’s problems but also offered reason for hope.

On 22 October Cameroonian authorities declared incumbent Paul Biya winner of the presidential election with a score of 71 per cent.

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The presidential election was held amid the worst insecurity since 1992.

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