Feb. 9, 2020 Held


Republic of Cameroon

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Cameroonian National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,021,947
Valid Votes:2,942,194
Invalid Votes:79,753

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 139

National Union for Democracy and Progress 7

Social Democratic Front 5

Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation (Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation) 5

Cameroon Democratic Union (Union Démocratique du Cameroun) 4

Front for the National Salvation of Cameroon (Front for the National Salvation of Cameroon) 3

Movement for the Defense of the Republic (MDR) (MDR) 2

Union of Socialist Movements (Union of Socialist Movements)

Election Results Modified: Apr 16, 2020

General Information

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.**
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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