Cameroon Presidential Election – Commonwealth, Francophonie Observers Commend Peace in Cameroon’s Election.

Cameroon Presidential Election – Commonwealth, Francophonie Observers...

Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – International Observers who monitored the October 9, 2011 presidential election in Cameroon in which 23 candidates contested, are generally satisfied with the conduct of the election.

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“We observed the fact that the election was conducted peacefully and that people felt no form of intimidation to come out to vote,” the Head of the Commonwealth Observer Mission, Fred Mitchell, said in the capital city, Yaounde on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 after discussions with Cameroon’s incumbent Head of State, Paul Biya.

He admitted that, “Although there were administrative and logistics problems, we believe that there was a value to establish Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) as an independent acting body”

The Head of the Francophonie Observer Mission, Pierre Buyoya in an interview in Yaounde said, the election globally took place in calm.

“The organization of elections is a long and difficult process, hence, there will always be improvements to make with regard to drawing up the list of electors, and work carried out by ELECAM Cameroon field staff,” Pierre Buyoya said.

Speaking to the press, the Head of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) International Observer Mission, Victor Manuel Neto Correia said they observed that the rate of abstention was high but the organization of the election was well prepared with electors directed to polling stations.

“Even if we must admit some problems, the election generally went on well,” he said.

The election was monitored by 8,350 observers, 77 of whom were from diplomatic missions represented in Cameroon, 451 from international organizations and foreign associations, while 7,822 were national observers.

Some of the observers recommend a single ballot paper in future elections.

3 Responses to "Cameroon Presidential Election – Commonwealth, Francophonie Observers..."

  1. Ntouga Francis   October 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Even the international observers appreciated the smooth conduct of the elections but yet the opposition decries irregularities, it shows their bad faith. The opposition is showing their bad faith once more by going as far as condemning the international observers.

  2. Tita   October 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    CommonWealth and the so called International Obsersers has been monitoring fraudulent elections in Cameroon since the aftermath of 1992. What has changed.Why will there be problems in each and every election.If the ELECAM is free from fraud, why will partial realise of election results banned.So CommonWealth and other observers don't see anything wrong in this case. Fed Mitchell,Pierre Buyoya,Victor Manuel you have failed in your mission.Thanks for promoting and encouraging corruption and vote rigging in Cameroon. God Bless you all.

    • almoiz   October 19, 2011 at 6:34 am

      i really think you don not know what you are talking aboutdo you want observers to create lies just because you want it to be that way. what do you mean by corruption? name a party in cameroon where there is no corruption. if there is democracy in SDF why there is still Fru ndi the head isn't it time to put some one else? since the creation of all those parties why the leadership never change? and how do you in your small mind think it will be a change when those you want will take over? think first before posting a comment ok. God bless you too.


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