Ruling Party Leader To Join Last Day of Election Campaign

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take part in the last day of the commune/Sangkat council election campaign, according to a post to his Facebook page today.

[I’m] very happy when I saw the parade of CPP while launching the election campaign. Our dignified and disciplined party members joined the parade happily and with solidarity. There is some couples riding a motorbike with their toddlers and wearing the party’s dress with the logo of angel scattering flowers. []. For the solidarity and support to our CPP’s commune/Sangkat council member candidates throughout the country, as the President of CPP, I will participate in the election parade on the last day of the campaign, he said.

The two-week election campaign for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election of fourth mandate started on May 20, 2017.

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) � take part in this local election which is slated for June 4.

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

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

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

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press