Cameroonian parliamentary election, 1997

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Cameroonian parliamentary election, 1997
Cameroon
← 1992 17 May 1997 2002 →
Turnout 75.6%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Paul Biya John Fru Ndi Maigari Bello Bouba
Party RDPC FSD UNDP
Seats before 88 - 68
Seats won 109 43 13
Seat change Increase21 Increase43 Decrease55
Popular vote 1,399,751 685,689 392,712
Percentage 48.0% 23.5% 13.5%
Swing Increase2.5% Steady Decrease12.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Adamou Ndam Njoya
Party UDC UPC MDR
Seats before - 6 6
Seats won 5 1 1
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5 Decrease5
Popular vote 76,644 78,452 71,762
Percentage 2.6% 2.7% 2.5%
Swing Steady Decrease6.0% Decrease1.5%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Cameroon on 17 May 1997. The result was a victory for the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, which won 116 of the 180 seats,[1] including seven constituencies in which the result had originally been cancelled by the Supreme Court due to serious irregularities and the election re-run.[2] Voter turnout was 75.6%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 1,399,751 48.0 109 +21
Social Democratic Front 685,689 23.5 43 New
National Union for Democracy and Progress 392,712 13.5 13 –55
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon 78,452 2.7 1 –5
Cameroon Democratic Union 76,644 2.6 5 New
Movement for the Defence of the Republic 71,762 2.5 1 –5
National Alliance for Democracy and Progress 25,658 0.9 0 New
Union of Democratic Forces of Cameroon 19,824 0.7 0 New
Liberty Movement of Cameroon Youth 12,973 0.4 1 New
Cameroonian Party of Democrats 3,460 0.1 0 0
Other parties 121,791 4.2 0
Invalid/blank votes 63,137
Vacant seats[a] 7
Total 2,906,186 100 180 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,844,330 75.6
Source: African Elections Database, Nohlen et al.

a The seven seats were later won by the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement in by-elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cameroon Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Elections in Cameroon African Elections Database
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p180 ISBN 0-19-829645-2