NEC: Nearly 57,000 Observers To Witness Sunday Commune/Sangkat Council Election

There are in total 56,911 local and international observers registered for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election to be held this Sunday, June 4, according to the National Election Committee (NEC)’s press release.

Of them, 94 are foreign observers from 17 foreign embassies, and international organisations while the local observers are from 14 organisations and associations, it pointed out.

Cambodia is undergoing the 14-day campaign for the fourth local election running until June 2 partaken by 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) � for 1,646 communes and Sangkat throughout the country.

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

The previous Commune/Sangkat Council Election was held in 2012. During its third-mandate race, there were 9,203,493 registered voters electing for 1,633 communes/ Sangkat of 11,459 seats.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press