President Paul Biya’s administration has authorised 40 new political parties in Cameroon, with aim to advance democracy.
According to the government, this project is a step towards building a more stable democratic atmosphere in the nation.
The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, stated in a release dated November 9 that the new political parties “will contribute to open and constructive debates”.
He added that these new parties aim “to enrich the political landscape and promote freedom of expression” in the country.
Critics have been fast to spot the extensive reach of numerous political parties that barely have a voice withing the country’s political landscape.
Biya, who will age 92 in 2025, has remained a major force in Cameroon politics after serving a full 41-year term as leader of the country.
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