Cameroon Renaissance Movement

The Cameroon Renaissance Movement (French: Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) is a political party in Cameroon.

Cameroon Renaissance Movement
Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun
PresidentMaurice Kamto
FoundedAugust 2012
Seats in the National Assembly
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Party website

History edit

The party was established in August 2012 by Maurice Kamto.[1] It won a single seat in the 2013 parliamentary elections.[2]

Six members the MRC were arrested for distributing face masks and hand sanitizers in the capital, Yaoundé on in May 2020.[3] The use of face masks was obligatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In December 2021, around thirty executives and activists from the MRC were sentenced to prison terms for insurrection and endangering state security. The party's first vice-president Alain Fogué and Kamto's spokesman Olivier Bibou Nissack received seven-year sentences.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Dissident minister launches new opposition party Archived 2015-01-06 at Menas
  2. ^ Cameroon Assemblée nationale - National Assembly (National Assembly): Last elections IPU
  3. ^ "Cameroonians arrested for distributing face masks". 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ Cameroun: sept ans de prison pour des cadres du MRC RFI, 27 December 2021

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