Biya announces partial parliamentary elections in Cameroon

Cameroon will organise partial parliamentary elections in some parts of its crisis-plagued two English speaking regions on Sunday March 22, President Paul Biya decreed Friday as Parliament readied for a statutory session.

The vote will take place in 11 constituencies in the Northwest and Southwest regions, with the people electing 13 of the 180-member National Assembly, the country’s lower house of Parliament.

“Voting shall begin at 8am and end at 6pm (GMT+10),” the presidential decree said.


The Cameroon Constitutional Council, a quasi-judicial body that regulates the conduct of presidential, parliamentary as well as referendum operations, nullified results of the February 9 vote in the constituencies after it established the election failed to meet constitutional requirements.


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