ElectionGudie

Feb. 9, 2020 Held

3,021,947
Voted
Cameroon

Republic of Cameroon

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Cameroonian National Assembly)

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,021,947
Valid Votes:2,942,194
Invalid Votes:79,753

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 139 None

National Union for Democracy and Progress 7 None

Social Democratic Front 5 None

Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation 5 None

Cameroon Democratic Union 4 None

Front for the National Salvation of Cameroon 3 None

Movement for the Defense of the Republic (MDR) 2 None

Union of Socialist Movements None None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 180 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Paul BIYA (since 6 November 1982)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Joseph NGUTE (since 4 January 2019)
  • Assembly: Cameroon has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 100 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 180 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Senate (Sénat), 70 members are indirectly elected by regional governing councils to serve 5-year terms and 30 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 34 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 146 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**