The Social Democratic Front (SDF) published what it claims to be the authentic results of its performance during the July 22 twin elections. These results are allegedly based results sheets submitted by polling officers around the country.
According to release, "The SDF trends show that the Party has won in 74 Parliamentary constituencies and 104 Council areas". These results are diametrically at odds with the unofficial results so far released by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD) which claim that the ruling CPDM grabbed at least 156 seats and the SDF a mere 15.
22 of the 45 parties that took part in these elections have filed a record 103 petitions with Cameroon's Supreme Court calling for their annulment. According to the government-owned daily Cameroon Tribune, 35 of these petitions are from the UNDP. Other petitions have been filed by the SDF, CPDM and UPC among others
While the war of conflicting results continues in the media, the Minister of Territorial Administration has already set up the National Commission for the Final Counting of Votes. The commission is headed by Clement Atangana, President of the Administrative Bench of the Supreme Court. It includes representatives of the Supreme Court, government services and political parties.
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