This is a list of prime ministers of Cameroon since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.
The current Prime Minister of Cameroon is Joseph Ngute, since 4 January 2019.
|Term of office||Political party||President(s)|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|Republic of Cameroun|
|1|| Ahmadou Ahidjo |
|1 January 1960||5 May 1960||125 days||UC||Himself|
|2|| Charles Assalé |
|15 May 1960||1 October 1961||1 year, 139 days||UC||Ahidjo|
|Federal Republic of Cameroon|
|1|| Charles Assalé |
|1 October 1961||19 June 1965||3 years, 261 days||UC||Ahidjo|
|2|| Vincent de Paul Ahanda |
|19 June 1965||20 November 1965||154 days||UC||Ahidjo|
|3|| Simon Pierre Tchoungui |
|20 November 1965||2 June 1972||6 years, 195 days||UC / UNC||Ahidjo|
|1|| John Ngu Foncha |
|1 October 1961||13 May 1965||3 years, 224 days||KNDP||Ahidjo|
|2|| Augustine Ngom Jua |
|13 May 1965||11 November 1968||3 years, 182 days||KNDP / UNC||Ahidjo|
|3|| Salomon Tandeng Muna |
|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 |
|30 June 1975||6 November 1982|
|7 years, 129 days||UNC||Ahidjo|
|2|| Bello Bouba Maigari |
|6 November 1982||22 August 1983||289 days||UNC||Biya|
|3|| Luc Ayang |
|22 August 1983||25 January 1984||156 days||UNC||Biya|
|Republic of Cameroon|
|Post abolished (25 January 1984 – 26 April 1991)|
|1|| Sadou Hayatou |
|26 April 1991||9 April 1992||349 days||RDPC||Biya|
|2|| Simon Achidi Achu |
|9 April 1992||19 September 1996||4 years, 163 days||RDPC||Biya|
|3|| Peter Mafany Musonge |
|19 September 1996||8 December 2004||8 years, 80 days||RDPC||Biya|
|4|| Ephraïm Inoni |
|8 December 2004||30 June 2009||4 years, 204 days||RDPC||Biya|
|5|| Philémon Yang |
|30 June 2009||4 January 2019||9 years, 188 days||RDPC||Biya|
|6|| Joseph Ngute |
|4 January 2019||Incumbent||2 years, 125 days||RDPC||Biya|
The politics of Cameroon takes place in a framework of a unitary presidential republic, whereby the President of Cameroon is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly of Cameroon.
These are lists of incumbents, including heads of states or of subnational entities.
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