Oct. 11, 2004 Held


Republic of Cameroon

Election for Cameroonian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,738,759
Valid Votes:3,571,222
Invalid Votes:167,537

Vote Share by Candidate:

Paul BIYA2,686,693


John Fru NDI611,462


Adamou Ndam NJOYA168,074


Gargan Haman ADJI53,307


Other Candidates51,686

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Cameroon

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Paul BIYA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Peter Mafany MUSONGE
  • Assembly: Cameroon has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 180 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 180 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The president can either lengthen or shorten the term of the legislature.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Paul BIYA
    • Party: Democratic Rally of the People of Cameroon (RDPC)
  • John Fru NDI
    • Party: Social Democratic Front (SDF)
  • Adamou Ndam NJOYA
    • Party: Cameroon Democratic Union (UDC)
  • Gargan Haman ADJI
    • Party: Alliance for Democracy and Develpment (ADD)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: Independent

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on October 12, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,063,678 (July 2004 )
  • Registered Voters: 4,701,953 (September 2004 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,854,555 (2004)

·         Is Cameroon a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (6 June 1983)

·         Has Cameroon ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 August 1994)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (National Assembly) (following 2002 parliamentary elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 153 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Cameroon a signatory to CRPD: Yes (1 October 2008)

·         Has Cameroon ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 2,409,551 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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