MoI Announces Official Structure for 2017 Local Election

Ministry of Interior has added 13 new communes and Sangkat for the upcoming June 4, 2017 forth-mandate local or Commune/Sangkat Council Election.

The addition that makes a total 1,646 communes and Sangkat of the structure aims to promote effective management of the sub-national administration in order to meet current geographical and demographic need for public service provision.

With the latest arrangement, according to Ministry of Interior, Cambodia has now one capital, 24 provinces, 26 cities, 159 districts, 12 Khan, 1,410 communes, 236 Sangkat, and 14,383 villages.

The additional 13 communes and Sangkats implicate four capitals and provinces, namely Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, Kratie, and Preah Sihanouk.

A total of 7,865,033 voters have been registered for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election.

In 2012, during its third-mandate race, there were 9,203,493 registered voters electing for 1,633 communes and Sangkats of 11,459 seats.

By its sub-decree for the 2017 local election, one commune/Sangkat council must comprise at least five and at most 11 members or candidates.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press