On December 6, 2020 Cameroonians will go to the polls to elect their regional Councillors.
The electorate was convened on Monday September 7, 2020 by the President of the Republic.
Distribution Of Seats
A total of 900 regional councillors will be elected nationwide corresponding to 90 per region.
The presidential decree of September 2, 2020 spells out the distribution of the seats of regional council in the 58 different divisions of Cameroon.
In line with the decree each region will elect 70 Divisional Councillors, and traditional rulers will vote 20 traditional chiefs who represent the socio cultural architecture of each of the divisions in the region.
The number of seats for Regional Councillors from divisions depends on several parameters.
Experts in decentralization explain that the quota per division was defined by two main criteria:
– The number of villages;
– The demographic weight or population density.
Consequently, the larger size of the population, the greater the number of regional Councillors.
The same principle holds for the number of traditional chiefdoms present in each division.
Elections Of Divisional Delegates
They will be elected by an electoral college made up of municipal councillors, while the representatives of the traditional command will be elected by an electoral college made up of the traditional chiefs of 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees, whose designation has been approved.
Traditional chiefs who can justify their status as municipal councillors can only vote in one Electoral College.
In with the Electoral Code which stipulates that the convocation of the Electoral College is made by the President of the Republic, 45 days before the date of the poll, the election has been convened for December 6, 2020.