President of Cameroon

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President of the
Republic of Cameroon
Président de la
République du Cameroun
Coat of arms of Cameroon.svg
Paul Biya 2014.png
Incumbent
Paul Biya

since 6 November 1982
Term length7 years, renewable
Inaugural holderAhmadou Ahidjo
Formation5 May 1960
WebsiteOfficial Website

Under the current Constitution of Cameroon, the President of Cameroon is the head of state and has the most executive power. The authority of the State is done both by the President and by the Parliament.

The office of President of Cameroon was created in 1960, following the country's independence from France.[1]

List of Presidents of Cameroon (1960–present)[change | change source]

No. President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg 5 May 1960 1 October 1961 1 year, 149 days UC Himself
Assalé
Federal Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg 1 October 1961 2 June 1972 10 years, 245 days 1965
1970
UC / UNC
East Cameroon
Assalé
Ahanda
Tchoungui
West Cameroon
Foncha
Jua
Muna
United Republic of Cameroon
(1) Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg 2 June 1972 6 November 1982
(resigned.)
10 years, 157 days 1975
1980
UNC Biya
2 Paul Biya
(1932–)
Paul Biya 2014.png 6 November 1982 4 February 1984 1 year, 90 days UNC Maigari
Ayang
Republic of Cameroon
(2) Paul Biya
(1932–)
Paul Biya 2014.png 4 February 1984 Incumbent 35 years, 313 days 1984
1988
1992
1997
2004
2011
2018
UNC / RDPC Hayatou
Achu
Musonge
Inoni
Yang
Ngute

References[change | change source]

  1. * Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon (English and French versions). 18 January 1996. Accessed 8 August 2017.

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