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The Parliamentary Elections in Cameroon, 17 May 1997

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.

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The Campaign and the Media

The official campaign period for the 1997 parliamentary elections in Cameroon ran from 3 May 1997 to midnight on 16 May. The 180 National Assembly seats were contested in 58 constituencies, with candidates standing from 45 political parties. As stated in Chapter 1, with the exception of the CPDM, all the political parties were formed following the restoration of multi-party democracy in 1991.

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