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 Poll and Count

Five days before election day we deployed in two-member teams to each of Cameroon's ten provinces, and visited 43 constituencies/divisions. We met with provincial and local officials of MINAT responsible for the administration of the elections in their areas, and in some cases the Provincial Governor. We also met local party representatives, Divisional Supervisory Commissions, chiefs, representatives of local NGOs, and individuals with an interest in the political process, as well as with a wide cross-section of Cameroonian society.


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