In December 2011, Surya Subedi, the U.N.ís human rights envoy for Cambodia, visited the country to assess state institutions relevant to the electoral process. He concluded in a report released to the U.N.ís General Assembly in July 2012 that major electoral reforms were needed to maintain peace and stability in the country. ďIf the electoral process is unable to command the trust and confidence of the electorate, the very foundation of the Cambodian political and constitutional architecture embodied in the Paris Peace Agreements will be shaken and the country may run the risk of a return to violence,Ē Mr. Subedi
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