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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
Coat of arms of Cameroon.svg
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Paul Biya

since 6 November 1982
Term length7 years, renewable
Inaugural holderAhmadou Ahidjo
Formation5 May 1960
WebsiteOfficial Website



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.

List of Presidents of Cameroon, 1960–presentEdit

Latest electionEdit

See alsoEdit


  • Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon (English and French versions). 18 January 1996. Accessed 8 August 2017.

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