Japan Satisfied with NEC’s Recent Computerised Voter Registration Process

Japan has appreciated the National Election Committee (NEC) for its recent successful efforts of the computerised voter registration process for the preparation of the new voters’ list 2016.

The appreciation was made here last week by H.E Hidehisa Horinouchi, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia during the meeting with NEC President H.E. Sik Bunhok, according to NEC.

The new Japanese diplomat noticed that both the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were also satisfied with the temporary result of the voter registration process.

For his part, H.E. Sik Bunhok expressed warm welcome to H.E Hidehisa Horinouchi and thanked the Government of Japan and European Union (EU) for their technical and material assistance to NEC.

So far, NEC has organised meetings between NEC’s technical working groups and relevant partners from Japan, European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) once a month; and twice a month between NEC and ambassadors of Japan and EU, underlined the NEC president.

Nearly 8 million or 81.47 percent of the total 9.6 million eligible voters have been registered via the three-month computerised registration process supported by the EU and Japan.

The official list of voters will be announced on Feb. 12 and the commune/Sangkat council election is scheduled to be held on June 4, 2017.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press