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NEC bagged again

An umbrella group of election monitoring NGOs and human rights NGOs have condemned

the way candidates were chosen for the National Election Committee (NEC). The Ministry

of Interior sent a list of five names to the National Assembly for approval, a process

they decried as "not transparent and not open to consultations with the public

and election stakeholders". Dr Lao Mong Hay, representing the human rights NGOs,

said it was crucial for the legitimacy of the election process that independent and

experienced people serve on the NEC.



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