Voting started early in Cameroon on Sunday in crucial presidential polls being held against to decide the faith of 95-year-old President Paul Biya who is seeking another term after 36 years in office.
Biya has been the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982.
He rose rapidly as a bureaucrat under President Ahmadou Ahidjo in the 1960s, serving as Secretary-General of the Presidency from 1968 to 1975.
He served as Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1975 to 1982.
He succeeded Ahidjo as president upon the latter’s surprise resignation in 1982 and consolidated power in a 1983–1984.
Biya introduced political reforms within the context of a one-party system in the 1980s.