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Cameroon

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National Assembly

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Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1961
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, women in the French administered part of Cameroon were granted the right to vote on 27 October 1946 with foundation of the French Union and the 4th Republic. Following the "Loi Lamine Guèye" all citizens of the Union territories had the right to vote for the French Parliament. This right was extended to local legislative assemblies on 23 June 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre and confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1946
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1960