Election Management in Cameroon: Progress, Problems and Prospects

Judged by internationally accepted norms and standards election management in Cameroon stands out as peculiar in more than one respect. Firstly, election management tasks are performed by a multiplicity of bodies and institutions, making it difficult to determine who is really responsible at each stage of the process. Secondly, the conduct of elections is governed by a battery of cross-referencing laws which election stakeholders often find hard to interpret and apply. The problems arising from this situation need to be and are, presently, being addressed within the framework of reforms that target, on the one hand, the adoption of a single, updated and enforceable electoral law and, on the other, the setting up of a viable election management body and the introduction of modern management methods.

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Categories: Journal of African Elections
Tags: Cameroon National Union (CNU), Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), election management bodies (EMBs), National Elections Observatory (NEO), Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Southern African Development Community (SADC)