The Cambodian Senate unanimously passed the commune election law on Feb 14. The
Senate passed the law in spite of concerns by election monitoring groups that articles
of the law threaten their capacity as impartial observers of the election process.
Although government spokesmen said the long-delayed commune elections would take
place within eleven months after final approval of the law by the Constitutional
Council and King Norodom Sihanouk, there is keep skepticism among election monitors
that the vote will again be postponed.