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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Presidential results: the Constitutional Council already at work

The magistrate Emile Essombe, member of the Constitutional Council and president of the national commission general census of the votes and his peers have five days to transmit to the Constitutional Council, the minutes of their works. 

The aftermath of the presidential election of October 7, 2018, are very agitated. In the margins of some candidates who claim victory by provoking the wrath of the public authorities, the process of publication of the results continues normally.

After the collection of the minutes of counting in the communal offices and the departmental agencies of ELECAM, the reports are sent to Yaound├ę to the National Commission of general census of votes.

This commission is working from Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at the Palais des Congr├Ęs in Yaounde, is responsible for proceeding to the general count of votes.The Electoral Code indicates that the Emile Essombe Commission also has the role of recording the minutes of all voting operations and correcting any material errors.

This commission represents the penultimate step in the process of publication of the results, is composed of 21 people including a president, two magistrates of the judiciary, five representatives of the administration, five representatives of Elections Cameroon and nine representatives of the nine candidates for the 2018 Presidential election.

Only the Constitutional Council chaired by Clement Atangana is authorized to proclaim the election results of October 7, 2018 within 15 days.