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 Peter Vakunta

A walk down memory lane indeed. Historians are unanimous in acknowledging the crucial role that the French parlement played in the toppling of the French Monarchy during the French Revolution(1789-1799). Under the ancien régime the parlement consisted of a number of separate chambers: the central pleading chamber, called the Grand-Chambre; the Chambre des Requêtes (to deal with petitions) and the Chambre des Enquêtes (to handle inquests); the Chambre de la Tournelle (to settle criminal cases); and finally the Chambre de l'Édit (to process Huguenot affairs). At first, the duties of the parlement were strictly judicial, but it gradually gained considerable political power. The "right of remonstrance" empowered the parlement to point out any breach of monarchic tradition and thus provided a substantive check on capricious royal authority. If you read this whole picture through the prism of the Etoudi Monarchy in Cameroon, it would dawn on you that the Parlement hatched at the University of Yaoundé by disgruntled students was intended to play a role analogous to the one played by the French Parlement in the 18th century! The Cameroonian parlements are not dead;they have simply gone underground. Maybe the October 2011 presidential vendetta will bring them back to the limelight.
Dr. Vakunta
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