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Prime Minister of Cameroon

Under the current Constitution of Cameroon, the Prime Minister of Cameroon is a powerless position. While the Prime Minister is officially appointed to be the head of government, the President has the most of the executive power and can fire the Prime Minister at will.

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Cameroon
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Incumbent
Joseph Ngute

since 4 January 2019
AppointerPaul Biya,
as President of Cameroon
Inaugural holderAhmadou Ahidjo
Formation1 January 1960
WebsiteOfficial Website

List of Prime MinisterEdit

No. Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Cameroun
1 Ahmadou Ahidjo
(1924–1989)
  1 January 1960 5 May 1960 125 days UC Himself
2 Charles Assalé
(1911–1999)
  15 May 1960 1 October 1961 1 year, 139 days UC Ahidjo
Federal Republic of Cameroon
East Cameroon
1 Charles Assalé
(1911–1999)
  1 October 1961 19 June 1965 3 years, 261 days UC Ahidjo
2 Vincent de Paul Ahanda
(1918–1975)
  19 June 1965 20 November 1965 154 days UC Ahidjo
3 Simon Pierre Tchoungui
(1916–1997)
  20 November 1965 2 June 1972 6 years, 195 days UC / UNC Ahidjo
West Cameroon
1 John Ngu Foncha
(1916–1999)
  1 October 1961 13 May 1965 3 years, 224 days KNDP Ahidjo
2 Augustine Ngom Jua
(1929–1977)
  13 May 1965 11 November 1968 3 years, 182 days KNDP / UNC Ahidjo
3 Salomon Tandeng Muna
(1912–2002)
  11 January 1968 2 June 1972 4 years, 143 days UNC Ahidjo
United Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (2 June 1972 – 30 June 1975)
1 Paul Biya
(1933–)
  30 June 1975 6 November 1982
(become President.)
7 years, 129 days UNC Ahidjo
2 Bello Bouba Maigari
(1947–)
  6 November 1982 22 August 1983 289 days UNC Biya
3 Luc Ayang
(1947–)
  22 August 1983 25 January 1984 156 days UNC Biya
Republic of Cameroon
Post abolished (25 January 1984 – 26 April 1991)
1 Sadou Hayatou
(1942–2019)
  26 April 1991 9 April 1992 349 days RDPC Biya
2 Simon Achidi Achu
(1934–)
  9 April 1992 19 September 1997 4 years, 163 days RDPC Biya
3 Peter Mafany Musonge
(1942–)
  19 September 1997 8 December 2004 8 years, 80 days RDPC Biya
4 Ephraïm Inoni
(1947–)
  8 December 2004 30 June 2009 4 years, 204 days RDPC Biya
5 Philémon Yang
(1947–)
  30 June 2009 4 January 2019 9 years, 188 days RDPC Biya
6 Joseph Ngute
(1954–)
  4 January 2019 Incumbent 292 days RDPC Biya

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