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.



The Electoral Framework

The Constitution of the United Republic of Cameroon currently in force is the Constitution of 1972 as amended by Law No. 96-06 of 18 January 1996. It provides that the legislative power shall be exercised by Parliament comprising the National Assembly and the Senate, but the President of the Republic ‘enacts’ the laws passed by Parliament.


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