CAMBODIA 2018 GENERAL ELECTIONS PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTION MONITORING TEAM CAMBODIA JULY 2018 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................... 4

II. GENERAL ASSESSMENT....................................................................6 III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES ..................................................11 A. FACT FINDING....................................................................................11 B. LEGAL FRAMEWORK........................................................................12 C. ELECTION SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION.................... 14 D. PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY................................................................................................. 15 E. POLITICAL BACKGROUND...............................................................16 F. ELECTORAL APPLICATIONS............................................................17 G. CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE. ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS .............................................18 H. CIVIC SOCIETY....................................................................................19 IV FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON PRE- ELECTION OBSERVATION......22 a. Pre-election period b. Intervention of H.M. Norodom Sihamoni c. Conclusions on pre-election period

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