The Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, last evening granted a press briefing in Yaounde during which he presented what he termed preliminary results for the 2007 legislative and municipal elections. According to these results the ruling CPDM has obtained a landslide while the leading opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) has lost considerable ground, particularly in its stronghold of the Northwest province where it lost six seats to the CPDM. Here are the preliminary results according to the Cameroon Government:
In the legislative election, eight political parties competed for 10 seats. Projections reveal that the CPDM has nine seats while the National Union for Democracy and Progress (NUDP) has one seat. For council elections, seven political parties went in for the 21 councils. The CPDM won 16 of the councils especially those of Tibati, Tignere, Meiganga and Ngaoundere III. The NUDP won five councils notably that of Banyo, Ngaoundere I and II.
In the Centre Province, 17 political parties competed for 28 parliamentary seats. The CPDM won all the 28 seats. In the council election, 12 political parties went in for the 70 municipal councils. The CPDM won 68 councils and the Union des populations du Cameroun (UPC), won two councils notably that of Eseka.
Four political parties were in the race for the 11 parliamentary seats in the East Province. The ruling CPDM won all the 11 seats. For council elections, three political parties went in for the 33 municipal councils and the CPDM won all the councils.
Eight political parties went in for the 29 parliamentary seats in the province. Partial results show that the CPDM won 28 seats and NUDP won one seat. Concerning municipal elections, eight political parties were in the race for the control of 47 councils. The ruling CPDM won 40 of the councils, NUDP two and the MDR won five councils.
For the legislative elections, 22 political parties went in for the 19 parliamentary seats. The CPDM won 17 seats, SDF one and the MP one seat. Seven political parties went in for the race to control 37 municipal councils in the province. The CPDM won 33 councils, notably that of Nkongsamba I and II, Yabassi, Edea I and II, Douala I, II, III, V and VI. The SDF won Douala IV Council.
Six political parties competed for the 12 parliamentary seats in the Province. Partial results show that the CPDM has won 8 parliamentary seats. The results of the legislative election for Mayo Louti Division are still awaited. For the municipal election, seven political parties went in for the 21 councils. The CPDM has won 13 councils among which those of Garoua I and III, Poli,. The NUDP has won six councils including that of Garoua II and Guidere. The results of two councils were still awaited.
For the legislative election, seven political parties went in for the 20 seats. Partial results show that the CPDM has won six seats, SDF 11 seats. Results for three parliamentary seats are being awaited. Concerning council election, seven political parties competed for the 34 municipal councils. The CPDM has won 12 of the councils notably those of Ndop, Wum, Bamenda I. The SDF has won in 17 councils notably those of Kumbo, Fundong, Nkambe and Bamenda II and III. The results of five municipal councils are still awaited.
Concerning the legislative election, 13 political parties competed for 25 seats. The CPDM has won 19 seats, SDF two, CDU four seats. With regard to municipal election, 15 political parties battled to control the 40 municipal councils. The CPDM won 29 councils, SDF won all the three councils in Bafoussam I, II, and III. CDU won eight councils notably that of Foumban.
For legislative elections, five political parties competed for the 11 seats. The ruling CPDM won all the 11 seats. Five political parties also went in for the 29 municipal councils. The CPDM equally won all the 29 councils.
Eight political parties went in for the 15 parliamentary seats. Partial results show that the CPDM has won all the 15 seats. For municipal elections, six political parties went in for the 31 councils. The CPDM has won 30 councils. The results of Kumba II Council are still being awaited.
According to the Minister of State Marafa, statistics of partial results show that there was a total participation of 62 percent nationwide. Besides the cities of Yaounde and Douala, participation throughout the country ranged from 80 to 100 percent. In Yaounde for example, participation in legislative election has been estimated at 49, 71 percent, while that of municipal election stood at 49, 96 percent.
Source: Cameroon Tribune