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

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The position has existed in the eastern part of Cameroon since it gained its independence from France in 1960. When the western part gained independence from the British in 1961, the two halves of the Cameroon federation maintained their autonomy and each had a separate Prime Minister. In 1972, Cameroon became a unitary state and the position of Prime Minister was temporarily unfilled. In 1975, Paul Biya was appointed as Prime Minister for all of Cameroon. After Biya's succession to the Presidency, the post of Prime Minister did not exist from 1984 to 1991.

List of Prime Ministers

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East Cameroon (1960-1972)

West Cameroon (1961-1972)

2. Ahmadou Ahidjo 1 January 1960 15 May 1960
3. Charles Assalé 15 May 1960 19 June 1965
4. Vincent de Paul Ahanda 19 June 1965 20 November 1965
5. Simon Pierre Tchoungui 20 November 1965 2 June 1972
1. John Ngu Foncha 1 October 1961 13 May 1965
2. Augustine Ngom Jua 13 May 1965 11 January 1968
3. Salomon Tandeng Muna 11 January 1968 2 June 1972

United Cameroon (1975-present)

1. Paul Biya 30 June 1975 6 November 1982
2. Bello Bouba Maigari 6 November 1982 22 August 1983
3. Luc Ayang 22 August 1983 25 January 1984
*. Position vacant 25 January 1984 26 April 1991
4. Sadou Hayatou 26 April 1991 9 April 1992
5. Simon Achidi Achu 9 April 1992 19 September 1996
6. Peter Mafany Musonge 19 September 1996 8 December 2004
7. Ephraim Inoni 8 December 2004 30 June 2009
8. Philémon Yang 30 June 2009 Incumbent

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