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Vol 37 No 22

Published 1st November 1996


Election enterprise

Biya faces two strong opponents but is confident he can outplay them

Later this month, Paul Biya will stand for nomination as presidential candidate at the congress of the ruling Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camérounais. No one seriously doubts that he will get nominated and most believe he will go on to win the presidential election next October, using whatever means necessary. Biya can still rely on the support of Paris and the indifference of Washington and London to sustain a flawed victory over his nearest rival, John Fru Ndi, head of the Social Democratic Front

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