"This situation report will attempt to describe the state of each component as well as their positions on key issues. It will also look at the attitudes that the various components have towards one another and how this impacts the functioning of the transition government. Finally, this situation report will also look at some of the key laws which have been passed and those currently being discussed in parliament, as well as the progress made by the five transition institutions. While recent events in the eastern part of the country will be briefly discussed, this situation report does not aim to provide a thorough analysis of those events, nor does it aim to provide an in-depth analysis of the ethnic conflict in that area. Instead, it aims to consider the impacts these events have on the effectiveness and viability of the transition government."