2002 Mission Report: Cambodia Commune Council Election
ANFREL concluded that Cambodia has taken another step towards establishing democracy, but there remained much work to be done. Although the balloting on 3 February 2002 passed peacefully and without serious instances of violence, ANFREL stressed in this report that the assessment of electoral process was based on a single day of voting. Violence and corrupt campaign practices continued to be a significant feature of Cambodia electoral politics, particularly duringthe period that preceded the polling day. At the polls, ANFREL observed that officials generally followed proper procedures during the vote and counting.