Cameroon: Voters head to the polls for legislative elections amid calls for boycott

Cameroonians headed to the polls to cast their ballets in the country's twice delayed legislative elections on Sunday, footage filmed in the country's capital of Yaounde shows. Voters can be seen registering and voting at a polling station, where security and a police presence can be seen. «If I came here to vote it was for decentralization. We have a lot of hope that a lot of things will change... Еще with all the meetings that have taken place,» one of the voters said. The elections were originally scheduled to be held in 2018, but were delayed twice, first by President Biya asking for a delay until October 2019, and then by Parliament vote to extend its mandate for another 12 months. The elections have been overshadowed by separatist violence in the country's western, primarily Anglophone region, and boycotts called for by main opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement, founded by opposition leader Maurice Kamto.

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