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Ahead of Senatorial Elections: Paul Biya Puts In Place Constitutional Council, CPDM Majority To Vote Senators On March 25

Yaoundé, Cameroon-February 7, 2018- 10:30 PM Local Time (Cameroon news Agency) The Head of State Paul Biya has appointed members of the Constitutional Council, 22 years after the creation of the body in 1996, with Atangana Clement as pioneer President. President Biya also slated the March 25 as date for the Senatorial Elections, the second time in the history of Cameroon.

The President of the Constitutional Council, Atangana Clement has served as President of Administrative Bench at Cameroons Supreme Court. Other members appointed include: Emmanuel BondeJoseph Marie Bipoum WoumJean-Baptiste BaskoudaCharles Etienne Lekene DonfackJean Foumane AkamAhmadou TidjaniArrey Florence RitaEmile EssombèBa Oumarou Sanda and Paul Nchoji Nkwi.

By convening the electoral college ahead of the Senatorial elections on March 25 before the Parliamentary and Municipal elections, the President has just paved way for another Majority in the Upper House  of Parliament with the ruling CPDM party, going by the majority of electorates, Mayors and Councilors  who form the electoral college.

In the heart of the Anglophone crisis, another Francophone has just been added to the already existing top jobs Francophones have in Cameroon. From President of the Republic to Senate President, National Assembly President, Supreme Court President and now Constitutional Council President.





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