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Cameroon opposition leader Kamto calls for elections boycott

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Cameroons main opposition figure, Maurice Kamto, on Monday said his party would boycott the countrys legislative and municipal elections on February 9.

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Kamto said the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) would not take part in the vote.

“The MRC,” he added, “calls on Cameroonians not to go out and vote and to stay at home on February 9, 2020, to avoid giving credibility to elections which will not restore peace in our country.”

Kamto, 65, was arrested in late January after months of peaceful protests over the disputed results of an October 2018 presidential election.

The ballot was won by President Paul Biya, who has ruled the Central African state with an iron fist for 37 years.

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