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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Senatorial Elections: ELECAM Approves 182 Polling Stations

The Director of Elections at Elections Cameroon has published the list of 182 polling stations ahead of the April 14, 2013 Senatorial Elections in Cameroon. According to the release issued by Elections Cameroon-ELECAM, the 182 polling stations are located in the 58 divisional headquarters nationwide. The Press release signed by Mohaman Sani Tanimou, Director of Elections on March 26, 2013 comes after ELECAM Board rejected some nomination lists including four lists belonging to the ruling CPDM. The decisions by ELECAM continue to attract public admiration.
However, information from the field indicates that senatorial candidates are busy negotiating for votes even though campaigns have not been launched officially.  However, it should be recalled that all nomination lists from Far North and East Regions were rejected by ELECAM and if the Supreme Court confirms that decision, Far North and the East Region will surely have no elected senators.
However, only the SDF, CPDM, NUDP and CDU as of now will take part in the elections pending final decision by the Supreme Court sitting in lieu of the Constitutional Council.  Fonkam Azu’u and Co arrived at that decision last Wednesday March 20, 2013 in Yaoundé that scrutinized the 40 nomination lists submitted by political parties. 23 nomination lists were rejected for reasons of non-legalization of some application files, non-payment of caution fee of 1 million FCFA, non-conviction certificates signed by incompetent authorities, gender insensitivity ETC. However, the Supreme Court as of today March 28 is examining some 15 petitions from political parties including the CPDM, UPC etc


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