Elections Cameroon (Elecam) is making progress in preparing for the elections of regional councilors scheduled for December 6, 2020. The body in charge of the management and the material organization of electoral consultations and referenda in Cameroon has just begun the examination of the candidacy files, submitted by the political parties competing for the regional elections. The Electoral Council devoted to this exercise started work yesterday September 27.
This work “should lead in a few days to the publication of lists of candidates accepted and/or rejected,” said Enow Abrams Egbe, President of the Electoral Council of Elecam. For this “crucial and determining stage of the electoral process,” Enow Abrams Egbe asked the members of the Council to adopt “a flexible approach on the consideration of sociological and gender components,” as prescribed in Article 151 of the Electoral Code.
The files examined by the Electoral Council were submitted to the 58 departmental branches of Elecam. “To date, all the documents have reached us,” he said. The members of the Electoral Council will also “ensure the regularity, impartiality, objectivity, transparency, and sincerity of the election.” It is at the end of this phase of the process that the exact number of voters who make up the electoral colleges, as well as the number of candidates aspiring to the functions of regional councilors, and therefore the number of political formations in competition, will be revealed.
An initial assessment made by Elecam teams last week revealed that about 10 political parties have submitted candidacy files to the Electoral Council. For this election, the number of voters would be around 24,000.