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Cambodian Constitution Amended to Strengthen ‘Independent’ Election Body

Lawmakers at the Cambodian National Assembly have voted to amend the constitution to make the National Election Committee (NEC) a mandated “independent body.”   The amendment, passed Wednesday, says the NEC’s Steering Committee must work to ensure the independence of the election body.  Its nine members will have a five-year mandate and cannot be politically affiliated or be leaders of other organizations or unions.   The amendment is a step toward election reforms that...

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