|President of the|
Republic of Cameroon
Président de la
République du Cameroun
|Term length||7 years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Ahmadou Ahidjo|
|Formation||5 May 1960|
|Salary||620,976 USD (estimated) annually|
The president of Cameroon is the executive head of state and de facto head of government of Cameroon and is the commander in chief of the Cameroon Armed Forces. The authority of the State is exercised both by the President and by the Parliament.
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.
Term limits for the president were lifted for Biya in 2008.
Main article: 2018 Cameroonian presidential election
|Paul Biya||Cameroon People's Democratic Movement||2,521,934||71.28|
|Maurice Kamto||Cameroon Renaissance Movement||503,384||14.23|
|Joshua Osih||Social Democratic Front||118,706||3.36|
|Adamou Ndam Njoya||Cameroon Democratic Union||61,220||1.73|
|Garga Haman Adji||Alliance for Democracy and Development||55,048||1.56|
|Frankline Njifor Afanwi||National Citizens' Movement of Cameroon||23,687||0.67|
|Serge Espoir Matomba||United People for Social Renovation||19,704||0.56|