The National Election Committee (NEC), on Friday, issued a recommendation concerning the electoral observations for associations and NGOs.
In order for the election to proceed smoothly in a free and fair manner, observers shall wear the ID issued by NEC during their observations.
According to the NEC, only the associations and NGOs registered to observe the general election 2018, recognized by the NEC, have the rights to observe the electoral process and issue a statement on the election in accordance with the law, regulations and procedures of the NEC, and code of conduct of the electoral observers.
As of July 18 at 5:30 p.m, the deadline for national observers to submit their applications, NEC has approved 80,000 national observers from 107 institutions for the upcoming 6th National Assembly elections, according to the NEC’s press release on Wednesday.
National observers are witnesses of free, fair, and just election; they must submit a written report on their observations and conclusions on election process to the NEC at the end of the election.
At the same time the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of The International Electoral Monitoring Team has taken place.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that: we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.
His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI promised to his people free and fair elections and has honored his promise say`s international election monitoring team.
Inter In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.
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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:
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Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.
The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.
The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.
The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.
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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here: