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PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA TO PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN OF CAMBODIA: THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED YOUR VICTORY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 30, 2018 at 4:50 AM

President of European Council on International Relations Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was the first world leader to offer his congratulations to H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia after the landslide victory that confirmed him to retain premiership for another five years. 






President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to Prime Minister Academician Hun Sen: electing you at the helm of the country, the people of Cambodia had made the wise choice of development and growth and democracy against war, disaster and incertitude.





The congratulatory message reads: On the occasion of Your victory on the VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY election and Your re-election as Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia, I want to express the international community and academic community warmest appreciation for the overwhelming support manifested by the people of Cambodia for your agenda of transformation and development.(..)


Electing Your Excellency at the helm of the country, the people of Cambodia had made the wise choice of development and growth and democracy against war, disaster and incertitude.

 

 



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The free and democratic elections have given Your Excellency the full mandate to reshape Cambodia and to continue to provide leadership and opportunities for the people of Cambodia.

 

 






H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea:

Your Excellency, I strongly believe that you would extend your continuous support and cooperation to the promotion of peace, political stability and development of Cambodia.




 

In his replay, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his: gratitude for the cordial message of felicitations that you kindly extended to me personally and the Cambodian people`s party…your witnessing and assessment on the national election have certainly reflected a strong credibility of Cambodia`s electoral process in a peaceful, smooth, free and fair manner.



This is a justice you have given to the people of Cambodia to demonstrate to the international community the genuineness of the functioning democracy in Cambodia. Your Excellency, I strongly believe that you would extend your continuous support and cooperation to the promotion of peace, political stability and development of Cambodia.



President Dr. Anton Caragea message was the first to reach Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia after the victory in the elections of July 2018, elections considered as the most democratically in the kingdom history.



Accordingly to official Cambodian State News Agency after the message of H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea, new messages of support had come from more than 30 leaders in the order being: President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister of Laos and Vietnam, Prime Minister of Thailand, Prime Minister of Japan and Narendra Moodi, Indian premier.

 

 





Chinese leadership: President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang were quick to congratulate the victory of Academician Hun Sen in July 29 democratic elections.




Chinese President Xi Jinping said he is glad to see that in recent years, under the leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia has achieved political stability, rapid economic development, continuous improvement of its international status, and gratifying achievements in various fields.



The July 29, 2018, parliamentary elections have concluded with a rate of participation of 83% and were supervised by 160.000 internal and international electoral monitors from 56 countries.

 



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The photo-journals of the Electoral Monitoring Mission for Kingdom of Cambodia Parliamentary Elections are available here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA PHOTO DOSSIER FOR 2018 CAMBODIA ELECTIONS


PHOTO JOURNAL OF CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018


PRESS DOSSIER FOR CAMBODIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS


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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION in Cambodia can be accessed here:


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS


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CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTION: FINAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED AFTER FREE ELECTIONS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 16, 2018 at 7:55 AM

August 15 - Cambodian People's Party, ruling party of Cambodia led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, triumphed overwhelmingly in late general election 2018 held on 29 July 2018, taking all the 125 seats in the National Assembly, National Election Committee announced Wednesday.

 


In the official results of July's elections, the NEC said the CPP won 4,889,113 votes of the total 6,362,241 valid votes.


H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia has received at the Peace Palace the delegation of Heads of International Elections Monitoring Missions to Cambodia 2018 Election.

 

 



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On behalf of more than 160.000 observers from 56 countries monitoring the poll, the official report on the July 29, 2018 Elections concludes that:

 



The International and National Elections Monitoring teams comprised around 160.000 electors guaranteeing the free and fair 2018 Cambodian Elections.




The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Cambodian society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.



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More about the FINAL REPORT ON 2018 ELECTORAL PROCESS IN CAMBODIA can be discovered here:


FINAL REPORT FOR VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA


FINAL REPORT FOR 2018 ELECTORAL YEAR IN CAMBODIA: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


ELECTION MONITORING REPORT FOR SENATE AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN CAMBODIA

 


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The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision ensuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.


The Election Day activities were conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Cambodian people.


We observed the process of opening the ballot boxes, casting vote, closing stations, and counting the ballots. We observed that the Cambodian voters seem to be enthusiastic to participate in the voting.


The voters showed good conduct and discipline during the process,” stated Aminath Eenas, President, Human Rights Commission of Maldives.

 





The world recognized your legitimate victory declares President professor Dr. Anton Caragea to academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia while handing him the international community assessment for Cambodia`s July 29 elections.

 



President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea remarked that: international community applauds the victory of democracy in Cambodia and read out the final conclusion of the world`s electoral body:


We appreciate that: the vote of 29 July 2018 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Cambodian people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all-inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.


As President of Columbia, Mr. Andrea Pastrana, himself an international observer in this elections had declared to the media after the meeting: the full legitimacy can be ascribed to Cambodia`s elections.

 


Cambodia has passed to a full democratic status and legitimacy and international recognition after the well organized and free, transparent polls of July 29, 2018, endorsed by more than 500 rights groups across the world and appreciated by the global democratic community.

 



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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION in Cambodia can be accessed here:


 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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The photo-journals of the Electoral Monitoring Mission for Kingdom of Cambodia Parliamentary Elections are available here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA PHOTO DOSSIER FOR 2018 CAMBODIA ELECTIONS


PHOTO JOURNAL OF CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018


PRESS DOSSIER FOR CAMBODIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS

RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTION

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 16, 2018 at 7:45 AM

The elections for National Assembly of Kingdom of Cambodia are marking a new achievement with the registration of more than 160.000 electoral monitors for the upcoming elections branded by the Government as an example in history and by international community as free and fair in preparations.


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The National Election Committee (NEC) of Kingdom of Cambodia increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.


The National Election Committee (NEC) increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.


Some 107 organizations will send observers to polling stations, according to a statement released by the NCE on Wednesday.

 


The Government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is credited with organizing what government assses to be the best elections in the nation`s history.



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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE


DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN


WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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In the official pre-election monitoring report it was appreciated that:


The international community is congratulating the government of Cambodia for the exemplary development of democracy in the country during the twenty-five years since the Constitution of Cambodia enshrined liberal multi-party democracy.


As we near the elections scheduled for 29 July this year, we appreciate the full progress of civil and political rights in Cambodia and the commitment for the conduct of credible, free and fair elections in July.


The peaceful climate after the dissolution of the terrorist organizations that where plaguing the nation and the fact that rights to freedom of expression, press, association and peaceful assembly, are respected, protected and fulfilled are encouraging.


It is clearly that Cambodia is registered on a path of development, full commitment to human rights and in full adherence to a genuine liberal multi-party democracy as envisaged in the Constitution of Cambodia for the benefit of all Cambodians.


The preparations for July 29 elections where saluted world-wide as conducive to a free and fair expression of the will of the Cambodian people and as a living democratic exercise and we hope that the election day, tabulation, collation and announcing of the results will be conduced in the same transparent manner.

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

 


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CAMBODIA ELECTIONS 2018: OFFICIAL MONITORING REPORT FOR PRE-ELECTORAL CONDITIONS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM

With more than 160,000 national and international observers from 107 institutions the parliamentary elections from July 29, 2018 are among the world`s most open and transparent  announced the nations`s top electoral watchdog National Elections Committee.

 


National and international 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.


On July 17, 2018 the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of the international community 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.

 



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:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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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:

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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CAMBOYA ELECCIONES 2018: MISION INTERNACIONAL DE OBSERVACION ELECTORAL

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:15 AM

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El jefe de la Misión de Observación Electoral para las elecciones generales de Camboya del próximo 29 de julio, Presidente Dr. Anton Caragea presentó oficialmente en conferencia de prensa la Misión y su objetivos.

 

 


La Misión Internacional de Observación Electoral se reunió con la Comision Nacional Electoral,candidatos y representantes de partidos políticos, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y medios de comunicación, entre otros interlocutores.


Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea explicó que todas las misiones de observación electoral con caracter internacional descansan en los mismos principios y utilizan una metodología común.


La imparcialidad es uno de los principales principios de la observación, junto con la objetividad, la independencia y la no injerencia.




“Las misiones de observación son responsables de sus propias conclusiones y no reciben instrucciones ni de las instituciones comunitarias ni de los gobiernos de los Estados miembros”, matizó.

 

 


El jefe de Misión continuó detallando la metodología de largo plazo que aplican las misiones de observación, con el seguimiento de la fase preelectoral: análisis del marco legal, el censo electoral, el registro de candidatos, la campaña electoral y su financiación, el desempeño de la administración electoral o la cobertura de las actividades de los candidatos por los medios de comunicación.


La jornada electoral y la fase postelectoral son momentos cruciales en las actividades de observación : transmisión, agregación y divulgación de resultados, así como el análisis de los eventuales recursos ante la Sala de lo Constitucional y la Corte Suprema y, finalmente, la proclamación de resultados definitivos.


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Los informes de la Misión de Observación Electoral en Camboya 2018 analizarán el proceso electoral a la luz de las normas, principios y buenas prácticas en materia de elecciones democráticas y de la legislación de Camboya.

 


Sobre la base de su evaluación, la Misión de Observación Electoral en Camboya 2018 opinó que las fases preelectoral y electoral del proceso eran evidentemente justas, libres y transparentes.

MISSION D`OBSERVATION ELECTORALE AU CAMBODGE 2018 ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:05 AM

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Suite à l’invitation de le Conseil national Electorale (CNE) du Cambodge une Mission d’Observation Électorale (MOE) a été déployé pour les élections législatives qui auront lieu en Cambodge le 29 juillet 2018.

 

 


Les élections législatives du 29 julliet prochain marqueront une étape importante dans la consolidation démocratique du pays la Cambodge d’aujourd’hui est une pays démocratique, stable et prospère

 


Professeur docteur Anton Caragea le chef de la Mission Électorale present le context de cette action: “Cette Mission d’Observation Électorale s’inscrit dans le cadre des relations bilatérales privilégiées que la Communauté mondiale entretient avec le Royaume du Cambodge.


Elle témoigne de la solidité de notre partenariat et de l’importance de notre travail commun pour le renforcement de la démocratie et de la bonne gouvernance.


Sur la base de son évaluation, la Mission d’Observation Électorale (MOE) était d’avis que les phases pré-électorales du processus étaient manifestement équitables, libres et transparentes.


La Mission Électorale se réjouit également à la perspective de coopérer avec d’autres missions d’observation.

 


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À l’issue du scrutin, la MOE présentera publiquement ses conclusions préliminaires sur le déroulement du processus électoral.


Un rapport analytique complet, qui inclura notamment des recommandations en vue des prochaines échéances électorales, sera ensuite présenté au gouvernement cambodgien, quelques semaines après les élections.


Le Conseil européenne des relations internationales continuera à travailler avec les autorités du Cambodge pour la consolidation démocratique dans le pays, ainsi que la mise en œuvre des recommandations de sa Mission d’Observation Électorale.




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H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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DIM SOVANNAROM-NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE: CAMBODIA IS A MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2018 at 3:50 AM

As the people of Cambodia are preparing to go to the urns to elect their leaders in what was generally described as the freest and most open electoral competition the country`s top election watchdog: National Election Committee (NEC) hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election.


“Now, we have 20 political parties registered, this shows a multi-party democracy,” NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom told a news briefing.





Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician HUN SEN had insured an open and competitive climate for the July 2018 elections earning him global plaudits.

 



“This is an opportunity for people, in every five years, to chose their leaders,” he added.

 


Twenty political parties registered to participate in the upcoming national election in July as the 15-day window to register candidates came to an end yesterday.


Dim Sovannarom, spokesman for the National Election Committee, said during a press conference yesterday that 20 political parties have registered to contest the election on July 29.


“In total, 20 political parties have registered at the NEC,” Mr Sovannarom said. “The NEC will carry out its duty according to the law to ensure the electoral process is free and fair.”


Mr Sovannarom said that four political parties, Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party and Khmer National United Party, were officially recognized by the NEC so far.

 


He said that the NEC will follow its procedure to review the documents of the other 16 political parties that have registered.


Mr Sovannarom said that 20 parties are taking part in the election on July 29, noting that eight political parties took part in the 2013 election.


“It showcases that multiple-party democracy is flourishing,” Mr Sovannarom said. “We are walking on the road of multiple-party democracy to hold the election on July 29.”

 


Among the recognized parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Academician Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.


The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29 and approximately 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.


Speaking during a get-together with thousands of garment factory workers in southwestern Kampong Speu province, Academician Hun Sen renewed his call for the people to vote in the forthcoming election, saying it would be the only chance for them to elect their leaders once in every five years.


According to the NEC, the three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27 2018 and according to international observers the poll is promising to respect the principles of free, fair and transparent elections.

 



National Election Committee of Cambodia in the process of registering political parties candidatures.



Political parties contesting the July 2018 Cambodia`s General Elections

 

 


Khmer National United Party

Our Motherland Party

Ponleu Thmey Party

Cambodian Nationality Party

Khmer Rise Party

Beehive Social Democratic Party

Grassroots Democracy Party

Republican Democratic Party

Reaksmey Khemra Party

League for Democracy Party

Khmer Republican Party

Khmer Anti-Poverty Party

FUNCINPEC

Khmer Economic Development Party

Cambodian Youth Party

Dharmacracy Party

Khmer Will Party

Cambodia Indigenous Democracy Party

Khmer United Party

Cambodian People’s Party



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


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