The ongoing failures of the National Election Committee (NEC) have proved that it is both unwilling and fundamentally incapable of fulfilling its role as an independent, non-partisan body guaranteeing free, fair and transparent elections in Cambodia, election monitors and analysts said Monday. A litany of allegations implicating the NEC in the very electoral improprieties it is supposed to be investigating, and its steadfast refusal to allow an independent body to oversee that investigation, has continually exasperated the opposition, rights groups and a disgruntled public, leading many to see the NEC as an arm of the ruling CPP.