NEC Released Number of Registered Political Parties; Not All Eligible to Nominate Candidates for Local Election

National Election Committee (NEC) has recently released current list of 45 registered political parties – not all of them will be eligible to nominate their candidates for the 4th mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election if the amended Political Party Law takes effect.

The committee shared the information, as March 3-5 registration duration of political candidates for the local race is nearing.

According to NEC Spokesperson H.E. Hang Puthea, there are complaints against 12 of the registered political parties. Under the amended Political Party Law, he added, NEC is not supposed to register any candidates nominated by those political parties if they are found guilty.

As scheduled the 4th mandate local election will take place on June 4, 2017 and its official result will be announced on June 25 – after the filings and hearings of complaints against its immediate and preliminary result, if any, have been entertained.

Including the computerised voters registration process, the race is estimated to cost around US$52 million.

Yesterday, 66 lawmakers voted in favor for the amendment of the Political Party Law adopted since October 28, 1997 and the amendment will soon come into force to better promote transparency among registered political parties in the local election.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press