Cameroon’s ruling party emerged as the winner of parliamentary elections held on Feb. 9, the country’s electoral body said Friday.

The Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement secured 152 seats out of 180, followed by the National Union for Democracy and Progress party which bagged seven seats, according to official results.

Voter turnout was 43%.

The main opposition party, Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) did not take part in the vote after its leader Maurice Kamto called for a boycott. He said the country is not ready for elections.

Ongoing protests in the country’s two English-speaking regions disrupted the election process.


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