Constitutional Council Endorses NEC’s Decisions

Constitutional Council of Cambodia yesterday endorsed National Election Committee (NEC)’s decisions to maintain 76 voters in the preliminary list because of their valid identical basis, according to local media report.

Two complaints had been filed to NEC against the 76 voters, residents of Preah Sihanouk province, accusing them of voter ineligibility due to their suspected Vietnamese origin.

With lawful documentation and other necessary evidence, NEC had turned down the accusation and decided to maintain the voters in the preliminary list, but by default allowing the complaints to be filed to the next level, which is the Constitutional Council.

Chairman of the Constitutional Council H.E. Im Chhun Lim was quoted in the source re-confirming that the 76 voters possess valid documentation to support their voting right, thus the council decided to endorse NEC’s decisions.

As of Jan. 30, the Constitutional Council received 50 complaints being studied; and hearings of the complaints have been and will be scheduled.

All the complaints received are supposed to be resolved before Feb. 12 as the announcement of the official voters’ list for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election will fall on Feb. 12.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press