NEC: Election Campaign Conducted Smoothly in Past 13 Days

From May 20 to June 1, 2017, the Commune/Sangkat Council Election campaign was conducted smoothly in security, social order and without violence, affirmed the National Election Committee (NEC) in a press release issued today.

According to NEC, only two political parties were found to hold large-scale propaganda activities and parade in the 25 provinces and capital city every day.

Beside parade, it pointed out, campaign activities include distribution of leaflets, caps, T-shirts, slogans, party logos; dissemination of political messages at different party headquarters in communes/Sangkat and through mobile loudspeakers at villages, etc.

Up to May 31, it added, a total of 65 complaints were filed with communes/Sangkat election commissions. Of them, 48 were filed by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), 14 by the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), one by the FUNCINPEC Party, and two by local people. Eight complaints were filed at the municipal/provincial level.

The two-week election campaign for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election of fourth mandate will end tomorrow, while the polling day will take place on June 4.

Twelve political parties � the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), FUNCINPEC Party, League for Democracy Party (LDP), Beehive Democratic Society Party (BDSP), Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP), Khmer National United Party (KNUP), Cambodian Nationality Party (CNP), Republican Democracy Party (RDP), Cambodian Youth Party (CYP), Khmer Power Party (KPP), and Cambodian Indigenous Democracy Party (CIDP) � participate in the local election.

About 7.8 million � of them 58.3 percent are women and some ten thousands are Buddhist monks � have been registered for the voting.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press