Note n°/RDPC/CC/SG portant application des Circulaires n°001/RDPC/PN et n°002/RDPC/PN du 15 novembre 2019 relatives aux opérations d’investiture des candidats du RDPC aux élections Législatives et Municipales du 09 Février 202016 novembre 2019
Circulaire N°/RDPC/PN Relative aux opérations d’investiture des candidats du RDPC à l’élection des conseillers municipaux du 9 février 202016 novembre 2019
This Note is to implement the provisions of the aforementioned
Circulars, setting out the conditions for the nomination of Party candidates
for the Legislative and Municipal elections of 9 February 2020.
- GENERAL PROVISIONS
CPDM’s objective during the legislative and municipal elections of 9 February
2020, is to reinforce the majorities it holds in the National Assembly and in
municipal councils, in order to allow the President of the Republic, His
Excellency Paul BIYA, to continue to govern calmly, and the Party to
consolidate its leading position.
nomination procedures will be conducted in a transparent, rigorous, objective
and respectful manner while considering certain values related to the preservation
of living together such as consensus-building, fairness,
sharing, openness, respect for diversity, promotion of new figures, gender and
achieve this in the current situation, the Party will have to present the right
candidates, chosen from amongst our fellow militants, women, youths and
men, committed, disciplined, confident and persuasive, competitive, able to
influence and mobilize the required resources for the CPDM to triumph.
- PRE-SELECTION AND NOMINATION COMMITTEES
- The selection procedures of
the Party’s candidates for the Legislative and Municipal elections will be
conducted by separate Committees depending on the election.
- The Pre-selection Committee
will be responsible for the main and decisive identification procedure of consensual
lists, with the backing of grassroots militants.
- Each Pre-selection Committee
will organize its work in order to obtain the consensual list of its electoral
- The Control and Supervisory
Committees will supervise the selection procedure. Based on the lists received,
they will verify the validity of the consensus and the conformity of the
official documents in the files
- In accordance with the
guiding concept of the National President’s Circulars, the choice of Party
candidates for the Legislative and Municipal elections of 9 February 2020 must suit
the grassroots’ expectation.
- The purpose is to find
strong personalities whom the grassroots militants can identify themselves with
and who are able to lead the Party to victory. They must be:
- committed, faithful and loyal;
- confident and pragmatic;
- mindful of Party’s interests rather than their
personal political careers;
- disciplined in words and in action. In this
respect, comrades who were sanctioned by the ad hoc Disciplinary Committee of 5
December 2013, following the last Legislative and Municipal elections, are
automatically ineligible. In the same vein, the mayors sanctioned for
mismanagement practices and those who are currently sued for corruption or
embezzlement are ineligible.
- Any identified corrupt
behaviour will disqualify the candidate.
- PRE-SELECTION PROCEDURE
- Each Pre-Selection
Committee will conclude its task by drawing up a consensual list.
- At the beginning of the exercise,
they will ensure the proper distribution of municipal councillors or parliamentary
seats in the constituency, taking in consideration the aspects of sociological
components, gender, youth, minorities and new figures.
- In the event of multiple
lists, the Pre-selection Committee will send candidates back to their various units
and groups for a better distribution by the militants and the people, under the
supervision of local Party leaders and community leaders.
- In the event of an obstruction,
the Pre-selection Committee shall proceed to vote, candidate versus candidate.
- The head of the list will
be chosen by the vote of the Pre-selection Committee, once the consensual list
has been drawn up.
- SHARING, OPENNESS, NEW
- Sharing, openness and promotion
of new figures are the core interests of the National President’s Circulars, which
suit the socio-political evolutions of our nation with respect to the Party’s
- The various Pre-selection
and Nomination Committees must ensure that they are taken into account, in all
intelligence, when selecting candidates.
- Sharing means that elected
positions and administrative responsibilities should not be concentrated within
the same family, the same ethnic group, the same village or the same district.
- Openness shall mean the
consideration of sociological diversity, minorities, gender and youth (under 35
years of age).
- The promotion of new
figures shall mean injecting of fresh blood into the Party’s lists, whenever
possible, especially in cases where competition is involved between comrades
benefiting from parliamentary retirement.
- Each Pre-Selection
Committee will have a maximum period of forty-eight
hours (2 days), from the official date of commencement of activities, to
accomplish its mission.
- The Control and Supervisory
Committees will havea maximum period of twenty-four hours (1
day), to complete their work upon receipt of the files transmitted by the
The Secretary General of the Central Committee,