Saturday, February 15, 2020

Cameroon: now out of the game, the MRC is reorganizing itself

Absent but never so present; boycotters but ventriloquists heard on the lips of all participants. Yes ! Maurice KAMTO and his party obsess over fascination or detestation, the Cameroonian political scene. It is that never, a people will have been so servile to its dictator and never a dictator will have wrung its people with so much cynicism. The daring intrusion of Maurice KAMTO into the deadly dialectic which links the Cameroonians to Mr BIYA naturally applies to the "dangerous dissident" all the gémonies of the courtiers. Perhaps it is therefore necessary to question the manner of existence of a political apparatus now voluntarily on the fringes of a fundamentally corrupt institutional game.


The throes of a culture of political mercenaries 

Who are these participants who teach the absent MRC? The Cameroonian political scene is bottled up by an infinity of political formations; of party acronyms one should say. This is to underline the excessive ease with which the quality of "politician" is acquired here. The fact remains that so many individuals representing nothing other than their stomachs vociferated all week long over the air with the blessing of a cynical power which aroused them to better fuel the fog. Parties known as the presidential majority (UNDP, ANDP, FSNC, PADEC) etc hardly the presidential completed claim to compete with the dominant party during the legislative and municipal; even when it is a question of giving to the head of state that they supported the parliamentary majority to govern. Being a regime with presidential pre-eminence what can it return if not a vulgar quest for food. With the tilting of certain English-speaking citizens in the armed struggle, Cameroon has not yet finished paying the bill for the waning of an homeless man whose radicalism long constituted a dam against certain violent abuses. From compromises to multiple concussions, the “radio active” regime contaminates and demonetizes civil society, unions, political parties to give the impression of a great void in turn. The political mercenarism of the elites of northern Cameroon, one of whom hails from the former justice minister, exposed the tribal neuroses during an interview with the then ambassador of the United States to Yaoundé, reflecting appalling unconsciousness. The disenchantment in which these adventurers plunge the populations they claim to defend will leave them only the sharia as a last resort. Northern Nigeria, the borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina do not seem to advise them; obsessed that they are waiting for a succession of over the counter. 

Dead but never so alive!


As if to exorcise their anxieties, look at all of these people chanting "the MRC is dead!" KAMTO is finished ”! The ambition claimed by the founders of this movement was to provide Cameroonians with credible political training and not to guarantee positions for a few comrades. In fact, the insignificance of all the alleged present guarantees to the MRC and its leader the evidence of their existence. Better still, the RCM remained on the fringes of all the schemes and the ambient corruption constitutes more than ever the last bulwark against the chaos and the military dictatorship which are looming on the horizon. It is obvious that faced with an inability to meet the expectations of the masses and the natural exhaustion of the despotic pivot, the apocalyptic group which pulls the strings of power in Yaoundé is tempted by a dictatorial restoration. Except that in the context of an already particularly authoritarian governance, the step above can only be a military dictatorship. Such an augury occurs when, as the regime works there, confusion, chaos and corruption that have reached their peak offer no other outcome than that of a pronunciamento. Maurice KAMTO and the MRC are in fact the last chance for a democratic Cameroon in the medium term. 

Contrary to certain teleological analyzes, the position of the main opposition party cannot be contested in this political formation. The balance of political power is assessed according to the nature of the political regime in question. In a semi-presidential regime of the French type, which at most practices a flexible separation of powers and in addition the election of the head of the executive by direct universal suffrage, the broad prerogatives of the president make him a veritable monarch overlooking the whole political system. This pre-eminence of the presidential function is also reflected in the fact that the direct chalengeur of the elected candidate appears to be the real force of opposition. This is not the case, for example, in an American presidential regime which practices a strict separation of powers. In this case, the unelected candidate steps aside in favor of the leader of the opposition in Congress. Such a balance finds its relevance in the real autonomy which the chambers have in contrast to the submission of the French parliament. In a parliamentary type regime the figure of the opposition is embodied by the leader of the largest group of deputies who could not constitute a government coalition. In fact in Cameroon, the semi-presidential regime of the French type implies the maintenance of power relations until the next presidential consultation. In a parliamentary type regime the figure of the opposition is embodied by the leader of the largest group of deputies who could not constitute a government coalition. In fact in Cameroon, the semi-presidential regime of the French type implies the maintenance of power relations until the next presidential consultation. In a parliamentary type regime the figure of the opposition is embodied by the leader of the largest group of deputies who could not constitute a government coalition. In fact in Cameroon, the semi-presidential regime of the French type implies the maintenance of power relations until the next presidential consultation. 

In the end, the boycott of the last local elections and the cheating of many political mercenaries have the positive effect of clarifying the Cameroonian political scene and purging the confusion caused by the UNDP, the MDR and the UPC since the eighties. ten. Now in front of the ultra-conservative dictatorship supported by a few fanatical tribal enclaves from the regions of (Center, South, East) allied with the corrupt medieval feudal systems of the north constitute a protest arc gathering in turn a more or less federalist project of English-speaking personalities moderate and the French speaking counter elites tired of the interminable despotism. It remains to hope for a serious grooming of the rules of the political game so as to allow an indisputable popular choice.


Journalist: BOAYENENGUE Achile