<pre><pre>Paul Biya, from Cameroon, easily wins the seventh term as president | Cameroon News

The president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, Africa's oldest leader, He has easily won a seventh term, according to the Constitutional Council.

Biya won 71.3 percent of the vote on October 7, well ahead of 14.2 percent of opposition candidate Maurice Kamto, said council president Clement Atangana, announcing the official results in a broadcast. state television.

The council, which was appointed by Biya, rejected all legal challenges to the election and called the vote free and fair.

The big cities saw the deployment of heavy troops on Monday when the government banned all opposition rallies.

The elections on October 7 had a very low turnout in the English-speaking regions after more than 200,000 fled the fight between Anglo-Saxon separatists and security forces.

Biya received more than 75 percent of the votes in both regions.

Al Jazeera and news agencies.