Cameroon Legislative and Municipal Elections, 30 September 2013

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Cameroon Legislative and Municipal Elections, 30 September 2013

Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-113-2
Pages: 38

The report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for Cameroon’s Legislative and Municipal Elections, held 30 September 2013. The Team was chaired by Mr Irfan Abdool Rahman, Electoral Commissioner of Mauritius and Electoral Commissioner and was comprised of two experts in total.

The Commonwealth Expert Team found that the election campaign and polling day were largely peaceful, with commendable efforts made to meet the benchmarks for democratic elections.

The new biometric registration marked a substantial improvement in the transparency and credibility of the electoral process. There remain some shortcomings in relation to the distribution and collection of biometric voters’ cards which need to be addressed for future elections.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
Terms of Reference

2. Political Background
Recent political developments
The candidates
Political parties
Commonwealth engagement and issues

3. Constitutional and Legal Framework for Elections
Constitutional background
Terms of office and voting system
Election of members of the National Assembly
Election of municipal councillors
Election administration
Elections Cameroon (ELECAM)

4. Election Campaign and Media
Election campaign

5. Voting, Counting and Results
Voters’ register
Polling stations
Voting process

6. Conclusions and Recommendations

Annex 1. Commonwealth News Release
Annex 2. Biographies of CET Members
Annex 3. Deployment Plan
Annex 4. List of Organisations Consulted