Voting in the Netherlands was Free, Fair, Timely and Very Peaceful (Ambassador Melono)

Cameroonian female voting in the Netherlands

On Sunday 7th October 2018, as Cameroonians at home and abroad went to the polls to participate in our Presidential elections, Cameroonians in both the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg also flogged to our Embassy in The Hague to cast their votes.

On the day, all voting materials and literature were ready and available and the atmosphere was conducive, as well as transparent for all who came to vote.

It should be re-emphasised that the Embassy of Cameroon in The Hague covers the jurisdiction of The Netherlands and Luxembourg; therefore our Embassy was the unique polling station for both countries.

During the polls, our Embassy opened its doors to all registered voters at 08:00am. Prior to Election Day, we had requested all the political parties vying for the presidency to send their Election Returning Officers or representatives to our polling station, however only two political parties sent Election Returning Officers (representatives) to monitor the elections. These were the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM) and the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM).

A scene of the ballot box as party representative look on

At the end of the voting exercise, all the votes were tallied in the presence of representatives of the CPDM and CRM. However, although the results of the elections in our Embassy polling station are well known, we are not allowed to publicly disclose them at this stage. That will be the duty of the Constitutional Council.

I would like to thank all the Cameroonians and representatives of the political parties who helped to supervise the voting exercise. Finally, I hereby declare that voting in the Netherlands was free, fair, timely and very peaceful.


H.E Mrs. Odette Melono

Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon to the Kingdom of The Netherlands



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