October 22, 2018 / 2:18 PM / 10 months ago

Cameroon's Biya wins re-election in landslide - State TV

YAOUNDE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Cameroonian President Paul Biya won re-election with 71 percent of the vote, the state television network said on Twitter on Monday, extending Biya’s 36-year rule and cementing his place as one of Africa’s longest-standing rulers.

Victory, which gives the 85-year-old a seventh term in office, came amid claims from opposition candidates that the election was fraudulent. Scattered violence connected to a separatist movement in the western Anglophone regions also kept most there from voting. (Reporting By Edward McAllister and Sofia Christensen)

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