Wednesday, 22 November 2017

After Mugabe, Paul Biya Becomes The 2nd Oldest President Of The Continent

Robert Mugabe no longer holds the title of the oldest president of the African continent. This place of age, he left after his resignation Tuesday, November 21 to Tunisian President Beji Essebssi, 88 years old.

The second on the list of lists is the 84-year-old Cameroonian President Paul Biya. He is then followed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria 79 years old and Guinean President Alpha Condé 76 years old.

Paul Biya is one of the oldest heads of state in Africa to celebrate 35 years in power. It is often referred to as the old, sick, absent, too silent president.
After Mugabe, Paul Biya Becomes The 2nd Oldest President Of The Continent

He came to power on November 6, 1982, after serving seven years as prime minister with the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmadou Ahidjo.

Biya introduced political reforms in the context of a one-party system in the 1980s. Under pressure, he accepted the introduction of multiparty politics in the early 1990s. He narrowly won the 1992 presidential election with 40% of the plural single-ballot vote and was reelected by wide margins in 1997, 2004 and 2011.
In recent years, the president has had trouble managing Cameroon in tranquility. A country known for its open corruption, a flickering economy.

The country is also threatened with secession by the anglophone side, which aspires to greater independence. A real threat to the power of Biya trying to manage the crisis that fester with lots of significant victims.

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