President Paul Biya Fills Vacant Senatorial Seats by Appointing Thirty Members in Cameroon

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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In Cameroon, President Paul Biya appointed by decree, this Friday evening, March 31, the thirty senators missing to compose the new Upper House of Parliament. The list was read on CRTV. The other 70 seats were filled after the senatorial elections on Sunday, March 12, won entirely by the ruling party, the CPDM.

Among the appointments of this Friday, March 31, the outgoing president of the Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji, is reappointed to his post as a senator. The man, 88, has chaired the Senate since the institution has existed, that is to say for ten years. Never a senatorial candidate, always appointed by the Head of State, here he is again on the list of thirty personalities designated by President Biya for a five-year term.

If Marcel Niat Njifenji is subsequently reappointed President of the Upper House during the election of the new office at the first session of the new legislature, he will formally remain the second figure of the Cameroonian State. Thus, under the Constitution, in the event of vacancy or impediment, he is supposed to ensure the interim of the president.

Maryam Lahbal

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