According to a decree signed on January 13, 2023 by the Head of State President Paul Biya, senatorial elections will take place on March 12.
This come two weeks after Paul Biya announced senatorial elections in his end-of-year speech. With respect to the electoral code, candidates interested in the senatorial office have 15 days (current January 28) to declare their candidacies.
These declarations are made in triplicate and bear the signatures of the candidates, deposited and registered with a receipt at the general directorate of elections or at the regional level of Elecam.
Candidates must be over 40 years old on the date of the election and be a citizen of Cameroon by origin and prove effective residence in the territory of the region concerned. A copy is immediately kept at the Constitutional Council by the candidate or his representative with a receipt. .
Out of the 100 senators in the upper house of Parliament, 70 or 10 per region will be elected at the same time as their alternates, 30 will be appointed by the President of the Republic as stipulated by electoral law, for a five-year term. All political parties with municipal councilors are now concerned by the convening of the electoral college
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