President of Cameroon
Under the current Constitution of Cameroon, the President of Cameroon is the head of state and retains most of the executive power. The authority of the State is exercised both by the President and by the Parliament.
|President of the|
Republic of Cameroon
Président de la
République du Cameroun
|Term length||7 years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Ahmadou Ahidjo|
|Formation||5 May 1960|
The office of President of Cameroon was established in 1960, following the country's independence from France. The office was held by Ahmadou Ahidjo from 5 May 1960 to 6 November 1982 and then by Paul Biya since 6 November 1982.