KRAM DATED APRIL 8, 1998

ADDENDUM TO THE LAW ON THE ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

We,

Norodom Sihanouk,

King of Cambodia, 

upon the proposal of the two Prime Ministers and the Co-Ministers of Interior;

promulgate;

the Law on the Addendum to the Law on the Election of the Members of the National Assembly; 

adopted by the National Assembly on March 31 , 1998 during the 8th Session of the First Legislature, the text of which is as follows: 

Article 1:

Article 137 (bis): For the purposes of the election on Sunday the 26th of July 1998, the date, duration and requirement as determined in articles 33, 37, 38, 48, 64, 65, 66 and article 137 of the law on the Election of the Members of the National Assembly shall be amended as determined in Annex "A" and Annex "B" as attached herewith.

This law is passed by the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia on March 31, 1998 during its debate of the first convocation of the eighth session.

Acting President of the National Assembly

Loy Sim Chheang

ANNEX "A"

 

Calendar for Sunday 26 July 1998 Election of the Members of the National Assembly

ANNEX "B"

 

For Purpose of the Election of the Members of the National Assembly on Sunday the 26th of July 1998

Once this law is enacted, any person, who wishes to stand as candidate for the election of the members of the National Assembly, is entitled to temporary register as a candidate disregarding his registration card. Once registered, the person concerned shall transmit its registration card number to the National Election Committee not later than fifteen (15) days after the close of the registration of electors of his respective registration station, in order to validate his candidacy.

The requirement of permanent residence of candidates for one year or one month as determined in paragraph 4 of article 33 and article 137 of the law on the Election of the Members of the National Assembly is waived.

The end of registration of parties and candidates to participate in the Election of the Members of the National Assembly shall be not later than eighty (80) days before polling day.

After the posting of the preliminary register of electors:

 Objections or complaints shall be lodged within three (3) days.

The CEC shall rule on such an objection or complaint not later than one (1) day of receipt of the objections.

In the event the appellant is not satisfied with the decision of the CEC, the person concerned or his representative may appeal in writing against such a decision to the PEC no later than three (3) days of receipt of notification of the CEC.

The PEC shall rule on such an appeal or objection within five (5) days of receipt of the appeal.

In the event the appellant is not satisfied with the decision of the PEC, the person concerned or his representative may appeal in writing to the NEC no later than three (3) days of receipt of notification of the PEC.

The NEC shall rule on such an appeal or objection within five (5) days of receipt of the appeal.

In the event the appellant is not satisfied with the decision of the NEC, he or his representative may appeal in writing to the Constitutional Council not later than two (2) days of receipt of notification of the NEC.

The Constitutional Council shall decide on this appeal or objection no later than five (5) days of receipt of the complaint.