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Vol 48 No 16

Published 3rd August 2007


No contest

Everyone thinks the government fixed the elections but that wasn't really necessary

After its landslide win in fraudulent parliamentary and local elections on 22 July, President Paul Biya promised that his ruling Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais (RDPC) would 'modernise' the country. A journalist asked why it had not been modernised in 25 years of domination by the RDPC which, as Africa Confidentialwent to press, had taken 156 of the 180 parliamentary seats contested.

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