ANFREL hopes for peaceful polls respecting human rights principles
Phnom Penh, May 30 - The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) launched on May 29 its
international election observation mission to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s 2017 Commune and
Sangkat Council Elections to be held on June 4. The delegation aims to engage with election
stakeholders — political parties, civil society organizations, election management body, media
and voters — to contribute to promote a peaceful electoral process, uphold universally recognized democratic
principles and protect the sanctity of the ballot.
The international election observation mission is composed of fifteen (15) election observers
and two (2) election analysts hailing from its network of election watchdogs all over Asia and
beyond. It is led by ANFREL Secretary General and Head of Mission Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchie
from Sri Lanka. Observers are to be deployed throughout Cambodia to better monitor the
electoral campaign occurring until June 2 and the electoral operations of June 4.
Read more: ANFREL Press Release on 2017 Cambodia IEOM