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Senate (Cameroon)

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Coat of arms of Cameroon.svg
Marcel Niat Njifenji, CPDM
since 12 June 2013
Seats100 members
Length of term
5 years
Indirect election
Meeting place

The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Cameroon.


The Senate was created in 1996 after an amendment to the constitution created the upper chamber.[1] However, power to convene the Electoral College and call elections for the Senate remained with the President. President Paul Biya chose not to do so until he signed decree 2013/056 on 27 February 2013, which set 14 April as the election date.[1]

Electoral system

The Senate has 100 seats, of which 70 are elected and 30 appointed by the President, with each region having 10 Senators.[1] The elected seats are elected by the 10,636 members of the 360 municipal councils.[1]

Elections to the Senate were held for the first time on 14 April 2013.[1] Marcel Niat Njifenji was elected as President of the Senate on 12 June 2013. The President of the Senate is the constitutionally designated successor to the President of the Republic in case of a vacancy in the latter office.[2]

Presidents of the Senate

Name Entered office Left office Notes
Marcel Niat Njifenji 12 June 2013 Incumbent [3]

Current members of the Senate

The Senate consists of 70 members directly elected by their regions and 30 nominated by the president of Cameroon. [4][5]

Region Elected members Appointed members
Adamawa Aboubakar Siroma
Maikano Abdoulahi
Haman Paul
Maande Paul
Nguiebe Joël
Haoua Madeleine
Ahmadou Tidjiani
Baba Hamadou
Moussa Sabo
Mohaman Gabdo
Centre Naah Ondoa Sylvestre
Mama Jean Marie
Anong Adibimé Pascal
Bell Luc René
Nicole Okala
Essomba Tsoungui Elie
Nnemdé Emmanuel
Nkodo Laurent
Ondoua Pius
Pongmoni Jean Marie
East Salé Charles
Tokpanou Isabelle
Ouli Ndongo Monique
Ndanga Ndinga Badel
Amama Amama Benjamin
Moampea Marie Calire
Mboundjo Jean
Matta Joseph Roland
Zé Nguelé René
Aboui Marlyse
Far North Abba Boukar
Alioum Alhadji Hamadou
Julienne Djakaou
Mahamat Abdoulkarim
Mme Zakiatou
Abdoulaye Wouyack Marava
Amrakaye Martin
Mahamat Bahar Marouf
Baskouda Jean Baptiste
Dakolé Daïssala
Littoral Geneviève Tjoues
Tobbo Eyoum Thomas
Din Bell Armande
Mbassa Ndine Roger Victor
Kingué Simon
Ebongue Jean Jules
Kemayou Claude [d]
Madiba Songue
Etame Massoma Siegfried
Ngayap Pierre Flambeau
North Youssoufa Daoua
Namio Pierre
Mme Asta Yvonne
Ahmadou Alim
Amidou Maurice
Mme Adamou
Bebnone Payounni
Aboubakary Abdoulaye
Hayatou Aicha Pierrette
Hamadou Abbo
Northwest Achidi Achu Simon
Wallang David Akwo
Dinga Ignatius
Mme Enoh Lafon
Wanlo John
Awanga Zacharie
Jikong Stephen Yerima
Fon Doh Gayonga III
Nkwain Francis
Fon Teiche Nje II
South Medjo Delphine
Zang Oyono
Obam Assam
Mba Mba Grégoire
Eloumba Medjo Thérèse
Nnanga Ndoume
Mbita Mvaebeme Raymond
Ngalli Ngoa Pierre Henri
Menye Ondo François Xavier
Bisseck Paulette
Southwest Tabe Tando Ndiep Nso
Ankie Affiong Rebecca Amah
Njifua Lucas Fontem
Matute Daniel
Mme Ntube Agnès Ndode
Otte Andrew Moffa
Mbella Moki Charles
Mafany Musonge Peter
Fun Mukete Essimi Ngo Victor
Chief Anja Simon Onjwo
West Tsomelou Jean
Tantse Tagne Bernard
Tatchouang Paul
Metiedje Nguifo Tchetagne Delphine
Sonkin Etienne
Tchomnou Raoul
M. Nono
Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya
Honoré Djomo Kamga
Marcel Niat Njifenji


  1. ^ a b c d e Focus On: Cameroon’s First Senate Race Archived 2013-04-26 at the Wayback Machine IFES
  2. ^ "Cameron : Marcel Niat Njifenji élu Président du Sénat", Xinhua, 13 June 2013 (in French).
  3. ^ "Cameroon". 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ "CAMEROUN: Le Sénat au complet! - La liste des 100 (70 élus et 30 nommés)".
  5. ^ "Liste des Sénateurs du Cameroun".
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