Cameroon Presidential Election, 9 October 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for the Cameroon Presidential Elections, held on 9 October 2011. The Group was led by Mr Frederick Mitchell MP, former Foreign Affairs Minister for The Bahamas, and was comprised of six experts in total.



Political Background

East Cameroon achieved independence on 1 January 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon, and on 1 October 1961 the Southern part of British Cameroon reunited with the East, while the North opted for unification with Nigeria. Both Cameroons then formed the Federal Republic of Cameroon with Mr Ahmadou Ahidjo Babatoura as President of the Federation in 1961.


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