AAEA Observation Mission Report: Cambodian Elections, July 1998

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31 Jul 1998

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Cambodia's national elections, held on 26 July 1998, were conducted in a politically volatile and troubled environment. Prior to election day, it was widely assumed by the international community that there would be problems associated with this election based on the government's reluctance to take measures to ensure an open, transparent, and credible electoral exercise. IFES, in support of the US.  Government's approach to the elections, worked to improve the political atmosphere surrounding the process by facilitating an international observation effort. The mission reflected the concern of the international community that the elections be conducted in as free and fair a manner as possible for the long-term stability of Cambodia and for the benefit of the Cambodian people.