His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has called on his compatriots to join the forthcoming 5th-mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election 2022.
The appeal was made in his recent open message, reminding that the election will take place on June 5.
"The Commune/Sangkat Council Election 2022 is a confidential general election in line with multi-party democracy," wrote the Cambodian monarch.
His Majesty the King encouraged Cambodian people not to fear any threats, but to exercise their rights confidently and conscientiously to elect their favourite candidates or political parties.
According to the National Election Committee (NEC), there are a total of 86,092 candidacies, 27,813 of them are female, nominated by the 17 registered political parties to race for the 1,652 Communes/Sangkat in Cambodia.
According to the official voter list, Cambodia has in total 9,205,681 eligible voters, of them 4,904,832 are women.
The figure represents 87.94 percent of the total population aged 18 years up, who will go to vote at 23,602 designated polling stations across the country.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press