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Party of long-ruling Cameroon president retains firm control of legislature in latest vote
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:55 PM EDT
Cameroon's Supreme Court says President Paul Biya's party retained its control of the National Assembly in last month's elections.
The court is the body that ratifies the results.
Biya marks 31 years in office next month. His party has won elections going back to Cameroon's first multiparty vote in 1992, though fraud allegations are common.
Opposition candidates claimed this year that a new biometric voter registration system was vulnerable to fraud and criticized the government for the late distribution of campaign funds.
Biya has said the Sept. 30 vote showcased the democratic "maturity" of this African nation of 21 million.