Cameroon Elections Overshadowed by Boycott, Violence

Polls have closed in Cameroon in an election overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that displaced hundreds of thousands in the region. The elections were the first in seven years after two postponements. Large numbers of police and security forces were deployed during the day but no violence was reported in the cities.

  • Cameroon:  Elections Marred By Low Turnout

    The New Humanitarian, 10 February 2020

    Legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon on Sunday were marked by low voter turnout - especially in the Central African nation's two troubled western regions, where… Read more »

  • Cameroon:  Polls Overshadowed By Boycott, Separatist Violence

    DW, 9 February 2020

    Polls have closed in the central African country after elections were dominated by a boycott from the main opposition party and separatist violence. President Paul Biya is expected… Read more »

Cameroonians reading newspapers on the street (file photo).


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