A decree of the Head of State, Mr. Paul Biya, published this Monday, July 9, summons the electorate on that date to go to the polls.
The announcement fully respects the provisions of the Cameroonian Electoral Code. According to article 116 of the aforementioned Law, “the President of the Republic is elected for a term of 7 years by direct, equal and secret universal suffrage. He is eligible for re-election. The election shall take place by first-past-the-post, at least 20 days and not more than 50 days before the expiry of the powers of the incumbent President of the Republic. “
The President-in-Office, Paul Biya, has still not announced his colors, but the opposition has been in battle order for some time. Among the leading contenders for the highest office are Maurice Kamto of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC), Joshua Osih, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) and Akere Muna of the Peoples Development Front (PDF).