Elections in Cameroon

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Elections in Cameroon gives information on election and election results in Cameroon.

Cameroon elects, on a national level, a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by the people; a two-term limit on the office was removed through a parliamentary vote in April 2008.[1] The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 180 members, elected for a five-year term in 49 single and multi-seat constituencies.

Cameroon is a one party dominant state with the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Independent candidates are barred from running in parliamentary and municipal elections. They are permitted to run in presidential elections, but there has never been an independent presidential candidate due to the very exacting legal requirements for an independent candidacy.[2]

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 October 2011 Cameroonian presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Paul BiyaCameroon People's Democratic Movement 3,772,527 77.99
John Fru Ndi NiSocial Democratic Front 518,175 10.71
Garga Haman AdjiAlliance for Democracy and Development 155,348 3.21
Adamou Ndam NjoyaCameroon Democratic Union 83,860 1.73
Paul Abine AyahPeople's Action Party 61,158 1.26
Edith Kahbang WallaCameroon People's Party 34,639 0.72
Albert DzongangDynamic for National Renaissance 26,396 0.55
Jean de Dieu MomoDemocrat Patriots for the Development of Cameroon 23,791 0.49
Jean-Jacques EkindiProgressive Movement 21,593 0.45
Bernard MunaAlliance of Progressive Forces 18,444 0.38
Esther DangBloc for the Reconstruction and Economic Independence of Cameroon 15,775 0.33
Olivier Anicet BiléUnion for Fraternity and Prosperity 15,202 0.31
Anicet EkaneAfrican Movement for New Independence and Democracy 11,081 0.23
Victorin Hameni BieuleuUnion of Democratic Forces of Cameroon 10,615 0.22
Fritz Pierre NgoMovement of Cameroonian Ecologists 9,259 0.19
Jean NjeungaUnited Front of Cameroon 9,219 0.19
Isaac FeuzeuMovement for the Emergence and Rise of Citizen 9,216 0.19
Hubert KamgangUnion of African Populations 8,250 0.17
Simon Pierre Atangana NsoeGreat Cameroon 8,032 0.17
Marcus LontouoCameroonian National Congress 7,875 0.16
George Dobgima NyamndiSocial Liberal Congress 5,925 0.12
Joachim Tabi OwonoAction for Meritocracy and Equal Opportunities 5,795 0.12
Daniel Soh FoneUnited Socialist Party 5,074 0.10
Valid votes 4,847,249 97.70
Invalid votes 114,185 2.30
Total votes (turnout 68.3%) 4,961,434 100.00
Source: African Elections Database
e • d Summary of the 22 July and 30 September 2007 Cameroonian National Assembly election results
Parties Seats +/–
Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RPDC) 153 +4
Social Democratic Front (SDF) 16 –6
National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP) 6 +5
Democratic Union of Cameroon (UDC) 4 –1
Progressive Movement (MP) 1 +1
Total (turnout 62%) 180
Source: AFP (for the first 163 seats) Xinhua (for 17 seats decided in a revote)

Past elections[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ AFP: Cameroon chamber frees president to run until 2018
  2. ^ Dibussi Tande, Scribbles from the Den: Essays on Politics and Collective Memory in Cameroon (2009), page 128.

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