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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Election 2018: new assessment of violence in the English-speaking area

Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Cameroonians were at the polls to choose between 8 candidates entered in the race for the presidency of the Republic. This election was marked by several eddies, especially in the English-speaking area of ​​the country.

The polls last Sunday in Cameroon, despite the grid of polling stations by the security forces, has experienced some incidents. This election for the re-election of a President of the Republic in the country had, since the day before, been marked by multiple massive displacements of population having taken fear of the outcome of this election.

Indeed, the English-speaking separatists had indicated since yesterday their desire to sabotage this election. That is why security measures had been adopted to secure voters. Notwithstanding all these, this vote recorded the death of 9 people. It should be noted that, in addition to this incident, what also marked this election was the low voter turnout for one reason or another.

Polling stations had to be moved at the last minute for security reasons. Thus, all the voters registered in these offices have just preferred to sulk the ballot rather than to travel several kilometers in these areas of insecurity to accomplish their act citizen. Some voters also just preferred to stay at home.

A post-election crisis is already on the horizon in Cameroon. We are not unaware that since well before this election the English-speaking area of ​​the country is up against what its population calls an injustice vis-à-vis their country and whose authors would be the authorities of the State that only to French-speaking areas from which most authorities come. This presidential election aggravates this situation, especially by the candidacy of Paul Biya for his own succession after 36 years in power.