National Union for Democracy and Progress
Published 9th September, 2011
The National Union for Democracy and Progress or UNDP was formed in 1991 by supporters of the ex president Ahidjo and former prime minister Maigari Bellow Bouba and was based mainly within the Muslim community.
Although originally they were going to boycott the election, the UNDP decided to contest the 1992 poll coming second with 68 of 180 seats in the National Assembly. Like other parties, from that point on they have declined as the CPDM has grown stronger.
In 1997 the UNDP dropped to 13 seats, in 2001 they managed one seat and in 2007 they increased their tally to six out of 180 seats in the National Assembly.
The UNDP have been willing to join the CPDM in government, first in 1992, then in 1997, 2002 and 2007. In 2011 they said that they would support the campaign of the incumbent president Paul Biya.