President Paul Biya of Cameroon has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.
Mr Biya, at 85 Africa’s oldest head of state, was re-elected with 71.3% of the vote, according to official results.
Riot police were deployed on Sunday to the major cities of Yaoundé and Douala in case of opposition protests.
Two days before results were announced, Africa’s longest-serving President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of neighbouring Equatorial Guinea congratulated Mr Biya on his win.
Mr Biya’s nearest challenger, Maurice Kamto of the MRC/CRM, gained just 14.2%.
Across the country, only half of Cameroon’s voting-age population took part in the polls. Tens of thousands of people were unable to cast their votes because of insecurity.
Threats of violence made against would-be voters by rebels in the Anglophone regions reportedly deterred many from casting their ballot.
Voter turnout in the country’s two Anglophone regions was as low as 5%, according to the International Crisis Group. Official figures give an almost 16% turnout in the English-speaking South-West region.