assessment of this year’s second Riksdag meeting

In Cameroon, deputies and senators yesterday in Yaoundé closed this year’s second parliamentary session of the three planned in their agenda. A fairly quiet session where several bills were adopted, therefore a new regulation of entrance fees for foreigners in the country, or even the new financial framework for the next three years. For the opposition, this session will above all have been dull and marked by violations of the texts governing the functioning of the National Assembly, which were condemned by MPs Cabral Libii from the PCRN and Joshua Osih from the SDF.

with our correspondent in Yaoundé, Polycarp Essomba

He’s the deputy Jean-Michel Nintcheu of the homeless, which perhaps sums it up best. In an interpellation on his Facebook page to the president of the National Assembly, he writes in essence that deputies spent a month on virtually nothing during this parliamentary session in June. And yet, on the first day of July, there was a sudden excitement and a revival of the media and public opinion about the work of the deputies.

Reason: A working document widely shared on social media announced the two-day meeting of the Constitutional Law Commission. Many immediately saw in the concretization of a rumor that had been held up for months about the executive branch’s desire to proceed with an amendment to the constitution with a view to introducing a post of vice president of institutions. the republic.

The text, which some were feverishly waiting for and feared by others, never came to light and what finally caught the attention of Cameroonians at the end of the very gloomy session was news: an attempt to block debates by two opposition parliamentarians while reviewing a text on the new budget framework. Extremely futile attempt, the text has really been adopted.

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