Senate election campaigns begin in Cameroon
Senate election campaigns begin in Cameroon

Campaigns for Cameroon's senatorial elections started on Saturday.

Candidates of ten political parties seeking senatorial seats started their campaigns in their respective divisions in line with the calendar of the country's electoral body, Elections Cameroon (Elecam).

"We expect candidates to respect all campaign rules in order to ensure free and fair elections," Erik Essousse, director general of Elecam, said at the start of the campaigns.

The campaigns will run till midnight of March 11 just before Election Day, March 12.

Cameroon Senate, or the Upper House of the Parliament, has 100 seats, but the election will be held for 70 seats as 30 senators will be appointed by President Paul Biya.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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