Cambodian PM Appeals to Competent Authorities to Be Neutral in Election Campaign

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has called on all the competent authorities to be neutral during the forthcoming election campaign.

The election campaign will start on Saturday, July 7, 2018. I'd like to re-appeal to the authorities at all levels and relevant institutions to put all efforts to maintain a neutral political environment so as to ensure a free, just and fair National Election, said the Premier while holding another get-together with 27,529 workers and employees from 25 factories and enterprises in Kandal province this morning.

All competent authorities and armed forces have to be neutral and protect all political parties in their election campaign, he underlined.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also reminded all civil servants who are going to join the election campaign and those who stand in the election of not using the state properties, budget, and other means that belongs to the state for the election campaign.

All relevant state institutions have to make sure that all state's means, including vehicles, petroleum would not be used for the benefit of any political parties, added Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

Cambodia will organise the 6th general elections on July 29, 2018, whilst the election campaign will fall from July 7 to 27.

Twenty (20) political parties � the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party � will compete in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press