At the invitation of the Government of Cambodia, the European Union established a mission to observe the National Assembly elections there on 27 July 2008.
Despite improvements in transparency, there was a lack of confidence in the impartiality of the election administration among election stakeholders. Martin Callanan, Member of the European Parliament, was Chief Observer.
The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.