• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO OF THE CAMEROUN FEDERAL REPUBLIC HAS ANNOUNCED HIS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY IN THE ELECTIONS ON MARCH 28.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO OF THE CAMEROUN FEDERAL REPUBLIC HAS ANNOUNCED HIS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY IN THE ELECTIONS ON MARCH 28. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN YAOUNDE ON FEBRUARY 23 AFTER HE HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY ADOPTED BY THE RULING NATIONAL CAMEROUN UNION PARTY (UNC).

    HE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE WESTERN REGION, M. SALOMON TANDENG MUNA, WOULD STAND AS VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

    M. AHIDJO AGED 55, WILL BE SEEKING ANOTHER FIVE-YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT WHEN THE COUNTRY GOES TO THE POLLS ON MARCH 28. HE HAS BEEN HEAD OF STATE OF THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1961.

    CAMEROUN HAS A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND TWO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS. THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT ARE ELECTED BY DIRECT UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. AT THE LAST ELECTION IN 1965, PRESIDENT AHIDJO AND HIS PREVIOUS RUNNING-MATE WERE ELECTED BY 99.95 PER CENT OF THE VOTES CAST.

    THE RULING U.N.C. WAS FORMED IN 1966 AFTER A MERGER BY MOST OF THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL PARTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C7J4EYPY3JPVY6BZPT5K6Z0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C7J4EYPY3JPVY6BZPT5K6Z0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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