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Vol 43 No 17

Published 30th August 2002


Cameroon

President, people, parties

President Paul Biya has been in power since 1982, and the 1997 constitution allows him two more seven-year terms. He will almost certainly be the presidential candidate of the Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais (RDPC). He is cunning, able to outwit more cerebral opponents and happy to delegate, whether managing an election or negotiating with the World Bank. Since a coup attempt . . .

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