Leaders of Cameroon
(Republic of Cameroon)
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Parties: KNDP: Kamerun National Democratic Party; UC: Cameroonian Union (+1966 > UNC); UNC: Cameroonian National Union (+1985 > RDPC); RDPC: Cameroonian People's Democratic Rally


Presidents of the Republic
Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo  1 Jan 1960 -  6 Nov 1982 (+1989) UC, UNC (1)
Paul Biya                 6 Nov 1982 -                     UNC, RDPC

(1) Styled head of State to 5 May 1960.
Prime Ministers
Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo  1 Jan 1960 - 14 May 1960 (+1989) UC
Charles Assalé           14 May 1960 -  1 Oct 1961 (+1999) UC
Paul Biya                30 Jun 1975 -  6 Nov 1982         UNC
Bello Bouba Maigari       6 Nov 1982 - 22 Aug 1983         UNC
Luc Ayang                22 Aug 1983 - 25 Jan 1984         UNC
Sadou Hayatou            26 Apr 1991 -  9 Apr 1992         RDPC
Simon Achidi Achu         9 Apr 1992 - 19 Sep 1996         RDPC        
Peter Musonge Mafany     19 Sep 1996 -  8 Dec 2004         RDPC	        
Ephraïm Inoni             8 Dec 2004 - 30 Jun 2009         RDPC
Philemon Yang            30 Jun 2009 -                     RDPC

Chairmen of UN / UNC/ RDPC (2)
Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo 1958-1983 (+1989) 
Paul Biya                1983-      	
(2) The UC (French Cameroon-based) merged with the Kamerun National Democratic Party (KNDP, British Cameroon-based) to form the UNC, which was renamed to RDPC in 1985.
Premiers of West Cameroon (3)
John Ngu Foncha          1961-1965 (+1999) KNDP (4)
Augustine Ngom Jua       1965-1968 (+1977) KNDP/UNC
Salomon Tandeng Muna     1968-1972 (+2002) UNC        
(3) From 1 Oct 1961 to 2 Jun 1972 Cameroon was a federal state.
(4) John Ngu Foncha was premier of the late British (South) Cameroon 1959-1961.
(List courtesy of Bob Hilkens)

Premiers of East Cameroon
Charles Assalé           1961-1965 (+1999) UC
Vincent de Paul Ahanda   1965              UC
Simon Pierre Tchoungui   1965-1972 (+1977) UC/UNC

(List courtesy of Bob Hilkens)

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