Ruling party retains sweeping majority in Cameroon election

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Paul Biya (File: AFP)
Paul Biya (File: AFP)

President Paul Biya's party has retained an absolute majority in Cameroon's parliament, the constitutional council announced on Friday after the controversial February 9 vote.

His Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC) won 139 out of 167 declared seats on "moderate" turnout of almost 46%, said the council's president, Clement Atangana.

Elections were cancelled in 13 other seats, in Cameroon's troubled anglophone regions, and are to be held at a later date.

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