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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oathing: Paul Biya prepares a surprise

After the proclamation of the results of the presidential election of Sunday, October 07, 2018, the candidate Paul Biya whose re-election is no more than an open secret, has the opportunity to swear another November 06, an important date that has marked the beginning of the Biya diet.

The presidential election of 07 October 2018 has not been canceled. Neither totally nor partially as required by some candidates and non-candidates. The Constitutional Council, which marked the Presidential 2018 yesterday Friday (October 19th) at the end of the hearing of the electoral dispute, programmed the ceremony of proclamation of the official results on Monday, October 22nd at the inaugural hall of the Yaoundé Congress Center. The rejection of all the appeals, opens a whole boulevard for the incumbent Paul Biya who arrived at the top of the votes expressed according to a classification established by the national commission of general census of the votes.

Thus, after the election campaign, after the ballot, after the post-election litigation hearing, after the proclamation of the official results, what's next?

The current electoral process will be wrapped up by the swearing-in ceremony."The elected President of the Republic takes office as soon as he takes his oath.This takes place within a maximum of fifteen days from the proclamation of the results by the Constitutional Council ". This is what the electoral code provides.

Paul Biya, incumbent and incoming Head of State, who does not like the pressure, could wait for the deadline to declare the now famous "I do so swear". If this is the case, this deadline is November 06, 2018. A nice coincidence for the candidate of the RDPC, party in power, who was sworn in to succeed Ahmadou Ahidjo, on November 6, 1982. 36 years ago...

In any case, between Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the President of the Republic elected on October 7, will take an oath to the National Assembly in Yaoundé , in front of the Cameroonian people, in the presence of members of Parliament, the Constitutional Council and the Supreme Court.