Cameroon : Parliament amends constitution to favour Biya

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Cameroon’s parliament on Thursday passed the bill on the amendment of the country’s Constitution, clearing the way for President Paul Biya to run again when his current term expires. The bill, tabled by the government, was approved by all the MPs of the ruling Cameroon’s People’s Demoratic Rally (RDPC). among others. MPs in the main opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) boycotted the vote while the other opposition MPs opposed the bill. The main issue at stake in the amendment was the removal of the clause on the term limit for the President, set at two, seven-year terms. The amendment paves the way for President Paul Biya, who has been in office since 1982, to stand in the next presidential poll. Panapress.

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