Election Book Just Published

The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace this week published a series of papers and speeches charting Cambodia’s election hopes and experiences, pulled from a seminar held earlier this year in Phnom Penh.

The book, “National Elections: Cambodia’s Experiences and Expectations,” draws on speech­es about the country’s experiences in the Untac-sponsored elections in 1993 and analytical essays on expectations for the poll just past.

Another session at the May seminar included speakers from Asean countries talking about their own systems of government and election experiences.

The collection includes speeches from speakers such as Kassie Neou, vice chairman of the Na­tional Election Committee, who tells of the administrative hurdles faced by the NEC in or­ganizing the poll, and a keynote address from the secretary-general of the National Assembly, Than Sina, calling for tolerance and cooperation in July’s election.

A series of annexes at the end of the book list laws and regulations related to the electoral process, including the law on political parties and the law on the Constitutional Council.

The book was published with the help of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, who also helped to organize the May seminar.


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