The nine political parties authorized to take part in the 2018 senatorial elections in Cameroon are expected to begin campaigning this Saturday 10th March 2018.
The senatorial election campaigns begin this Saturday, in line with the provisions of Article 87 of the Electoral Code that indicates that election campaign is open from 15th day before the election and ends the day before the election at midnight.
During the period of campaigning, municipal and other public authorities are expected to provide spaces for political parties to make public their campaign slogans and win the hearts of potential voters.
Prior to the state of campaigns, the Constitutional Council received two partitions from political parties.
Reasons for Pertition
One of the petitioners complained that he was not filled by the party’s while another holds that a candidate whose name appear on the list published by ELECAM in ineligible.
The two partitions came hours before the deadline for the lodging petitions related to the rejection or acceptance of candidates for the election of Senators in Cameroon which expired at 2:00pm this Friday 9th March 2018.
Petitioners had two days from the date of publication of the list by Elecam to file-in complains to the Constitutional Council. However, decisions take by the Constitutional council cannot be appeal.
In the meantime, the Chairman of the National Communication Council, Peter Essoka granted a press conference in Yaoundé to ensure that media reports coverage of the campaign in done in conformity and regulations with the laws enforced.
Proclamation of results
After elections on the 25th March 2018, the constitutional council will have 15 days maximum to proclaim the results of the senatorial elections. The victorious list is the one that collects the most “valid votes”, that is neither blank nor null. In case of a tie, the 7 seats are shared between the different lists that have come first.
The organization of Senatorial elections in Cameroon is defined by the law n ° 2012/001 of 19 April 2012 on the Electoral Code. The electorate for the March 25 election was convened on 7th February 2018.