A bill awarding voting rights to Cameroonians resideing out of the country was examined and adopted during the extraordinary session that ended this 9th of July 2011. House Speaker, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril qualified the adoption as a landmark victory for Cameroon’s democracy.
He also considered it as an indication of President Paul Biya’s determination to foster the democratic process in the country.
The issue of double nationality was also raised during deliberations but postponed. According to some sources, it shall be decided through a national referendum to be organised in 2012.
However, only Cameroonians living in countries that have diplomatic representation shall take part in the exercise.
This is so because all potential voters are required to register and vote exclusively at Cameroon’s diplomatic representations in their host countries.
The extraordinary session that began last Wednesday, 6th July 2011, apart from the bill on the diaspora, also examined and adopted a bill that amends certain provisions of the 2011 finance law to buttress electricity production projects in the country.
Full Article: Nouvelles – CRTV.