INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LAUNCHING WEBSITE FOR MONITORING CAMBODIAN GENERAL ELECTIONS 2018
With national and general elections in The Kingdom of Cambodia less than two months away, a critical website was launched today by a coalition of international organizations ( European Council on International relations, Bucharest Conference on OSCE-2010, Europe and Asia Conference, World Electoral Monitors Organization signatory to the Act for Transparent and Peaceful Elections) — to provide a source of up-to-date information, a database of key facts and figures, thought-provoking analysis of the electoral process, and a forum for debate.
The most innovative aspect of the website is that it provides partners with a dynamic space where they can share information and ideas in real time.
The website is just one aspect of the crucial work that international community and World Electoral Monitors Organization is doing in the run-up to Kingdom of Cambodia sixth National Democratic Elections.
The site is dedicated to act as a vehicle for a network of international and civil society organisations that are dedicated to promoting civic education and transparent, democratic elections.
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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:
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The website objectives include:
1) helping to improve the efficiency and quality of elections in order to support lasting peace and the rule of law in the Kingdom of Cambodia;
3) supporting the monitoring, and community control, of transparent and democratic electoral processes;
4) encouraging the spirit of consultation and dialogue between people and rulers; and,
5) working for lasting peace in the Kingdom of Cambodia;
The website, it has been designed to be easily accessible and user-friendly, enabling its users to quickly discover and enjoy its wealth of information.
Meanwhile, the banner includes the images of children accompanying family to the urns — an image that highlights three key issues.
The first is that democratic elections are a game with rules that must be followed.
Secondly, elections involve the formulation of a draft programme for both the present and the future.
And finally, the spirit of fair play that should characterize this process is not inevitable in itself, but represents a real opportunity for future generations.
A documentary outlining the preparation for transparent and democratic elections in Cambodia.
The international community is supporting the Kingdom of Cambodia on the assumption that the consolidation of a democratic culture inevitably involves encouraging people’s participation in government and governance, which requires empowerment of the citizenry, increasing awareness on rights and obligations, developing ability to influence and monitor the management and performance of political power.
The project encourages citizen’s participation through better coordination of civil society organizations during the 2018 electoral process.
It also entails empowerment of voters via a civic education campaign; the monitoring and management of the electoral process led by the National Electoral Commission of the Kingdom of Cambodia (NEC); and monitoring and facilitating consultation among electoral stakeholders including political parties, NGOs and other actors involved in the process.