12, July 2018
The elections were supposed to be held before the end of the year, in parallel with presidential and legislative elections. No reason was given for the delay.
One of Africa’s longest serving leaders, the 85-year-old Biya could run for yet another presidential term in an election scheduled for October.
The presidential election will take place amid ongoing Boko Haram attacks in the far north of the country and unrest in its two English-speaking regions.