Republic of Cameroon
République du Cameroun
Note: In the regularly scheduled elections for the National Assembly on July 22, 2007, and in the subsequent by-elections on September 30 for 17 assembly seats that were annulled by the Supreme Court because of irregularities, the Democratic Rally of the Cameroon People won 153 seats; the Social Democratic Front, 16; the National Union for Democracy and Progress, 6; the Cameroonian Democratic Union, 4; and the Progressive Movement, 1. The cabinet was reshuffled on September 7, 2007, with Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni retaining his post.[Page 204]
Political Status: Independence proclaimed 1960; federation established 1961; one-party unitary republic declared June 2, 1972; multiparty system introduced under legislation approved December 6, 1990.
Area: 183,568 sq. mi. (475,442 sq. km.).
Population: 10,493,655 (1987C); 13,934,000 (2006E).
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