Launch of the campaign for the presidential election in Cameroon

The 2011 presidential elections in Cameroon. Photo: RFI

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The campaign for the presidential election where there are nine candidates whose outgoing president Paul Biya, 85 years including 35 years in power, for an election scheduled for October 7, opened Saturday in Cameroon, where the two English-speaking regions are in prey a major crisis.

Several meetings were held on Saturday across the country including the Anglophone zone in Bamenda (North-West) of the Minister of Territorial Administration, Atanga Nji, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, nominated campaign leader of the candidate Biya in the North-west.

The campaign is being held in a tense security environment, particularly in the two English-speaking regions of North West and South West where armed English-speaking separatists have promised that voting will not take place. Yaoundé assured that it would take place there.

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