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Presidential election underway in Cameroon with Paul Biya expected to win 7th term

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA L.L.C. based in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. His twitter handle is @simonateba and his email is simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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Voting was underway in the central African country of Cameroon on Sunday with many expecting President Paul Biya to win again. 

Mr Biya who has been in power for 36 years since 1982 was expected to win his seventh term in office. 

Multiple outlets have reported a generally peaceful election with some violence recorded in the Anglophone area.

Anglophones form between 19 and 20 percent of the Cameroonian population and have been agitating for independence since late 2016.

Local newspapers said security was beefed up across the country and the turnout was said to be low.

The winner would run Cameroon for the next seven years.

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