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Five parties urge changes to the electoral laws

Five opposition parties that have been pushing for a change in the electoral law called for a constitutional amendment to reform membership of the National Election Committee.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/five-parties-urge-changes-to-the-electoral-laws/

NA polls will be better, says Sar Kheng

The government has assured that the 7th national election on July 23 next year will be open, just, and safe . ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501108593/na-polls-will-be-better-says-sar-kheng/

Gov’t sets July 23, 2023 as National Election day

In a letter released yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the date for the upcoming 7th National Election. According to the letter, the parliamentary elections for 125 seats will be held on July 23, 2023. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103731/govt-sets-july-23-2023-as-national-election-day/

Ruling party continues adhering to liberal democracy, pluralism and rule of law

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) continues to move forward on the path of liberal democracy, pluralism and the rule of law in line with the context of Cambodian society, and fully responds to the sacred aspirations of the people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103287/ruling-party-continues-adhering-to-liberal-democracy-pluralism-and-rule-of-law/

After release on bail, Candlelight Party commune chief remains in limbo

Nhem Sarom, the newly-elected Candlelight Party commune chief in Kampong Thom who was arrested Tuesday for a robbery allegedly carried out 20 years ago was released on bail Wednesday. Speaking to CamboJA a day after his release, Sarom called the arrest politically motivated. ...

Sorn Sarath and Kheang Sokmean
https://cambojanews.com/after-release-on-bail-candlelight-party-commune-chief-remains-in-limbo/

Sar Kheng urges unity after official vote results

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed all commune council members elected in the recent 5th-mandate elections to work together to provide public services to the people under their authority regardless of political affiliations. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sar-kheng-urges-unity-after-official-vote-results

Candlelight’s Battambang complaints ‘too late’

The Battambang Provincial Election Commission has rejected the Candlelight Party (CP)’s 19 complaints relating to the closure of polling stations during the 5th-mandate commune council elections on June 5. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/candlelights-battambang-complaints-too-late

NEC receives nearly 200 complaints from parties over elections

The National Election Committee (NEC) has received about 200 complaints submitted by political parties contesting in the Commune Election, both before and after the June 5 polls, said a senior official. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090617/nec-receives-nearly-200-complaints-from-parties/

Election cost $60m, says NA

A high-ranking National Assembly (NA) official announced yesterday at the NA’s consultative meeting with foreign ambassadors to Cambodia that the government spent $60 million to cover costs for the June 5 Commune ​Election, and that the election process was free, fair and just. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090614/election-cost-60m-says-na/

Think Tank 2022 Forum: Success of local election testimony to progress of Cambodia’s democracy

The success of the 5th Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election is another testimony to the progress of Cambodia’s democracy and the election outcomes truly reflect the will of the Cambodian people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090142/think-tank-2022-forum-success-of-local-election-testimony-to-progress-of-cambodias-democracy/

Observers say polls ‘inclusive, peaceful and transparent’

Giving a clean bill to the Fifth Commune Elections held on Sunday, both national and international observers from 75 organisations termed the polls as “inclusive, peaceful and transparent.” ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089096/observers-say-polls-inclusive-peaceful-and-transparent/

Candlelight Party cries foul as CPP appears to have won landslide at polls

The opposition Candlelight Party is calling Sunday’s commune council elections the “worst ever,” alleging they were beset by voter suppression and intimidation, as the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) looks set to win by a landslide. ...

Sorn Sarath, Sovann Sreypich, and Kheang Sokmean
https://cambojanews.com/candlelight-party-cries-foul-as-cpp-appears-to-have-won-landslide-at-polls/

Elections a symbol of Kingdom’s departure from strife-torn eras: PM

The electoral process has driven Cambodia’s transformation into a democracy, in a stark departure from the eras of war and genocide that have heavily shaped preconceptions of the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen told international election observers on June 4. ...

Ry Sochan and Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/elections-symbol-kingdoms-departure-strife-torn-eras-pm

Special platform to woo voters

The week before yesterday’s Commune Election, 16 out of 17 political parties competing for the local have sent their representatives to speak on the political manifestoes they had aimed to use to gain the people’s votes and hearts on Cross Talk-Political Dialogue hosted by Khmer Times. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501088545/special-platform-to-woo-voters/

Candlelight Party’s Son Chhay confirms that he accepted the seats won by the Party

Son Chhay, Vice President of the Candlelight Party, has confirmed that his party accepted  the seats that the party won in the last 5th Commune / Sangkat Council Election. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089499/candlelight-partys-son-chhay-confirms-that-he-accepted-the-seats-won-by-the-party/

Kingdom's commune elections kick off

As people across the country took to polling stations to vote their local leaders in the 5th mandate commune council elections on the morning of June 5, Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany also cast their ballots amid a throng of voters ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-commune-elections-kick

IPTP: No sign of intimidation, coercion and violence during local election

There is no sign of intimidation, coercion and violence during the 5th Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election in Cambodia Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089457/iptp-no-sign-of-intimidation-coercion-and-violence-during-local-election/

NEC releases new voter turnout rate for local election

The new voter turnout rate for Sunday’s Commune/Sangkat Council Election is 80.19 percent or 7,382,449 of the total 9.2 million eligible voters, according the National Election Committee (NEC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089435/nec-releases-new-voter-turnout-rate-for-local-election/

CAPDI lauds Sunday’s election process

A delegation of the Centrist Asia-Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) have shared the same ideas as other international election observers that the 5th Commune/Sangkat Commune Election was conducted in a peaceful and non-violent manner. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089443/capdi-lauds-sundays-election-process/

Independent International Observers say Cambodian local election conducted according to international rules

Hubert Moise Hai HADDAD on behalf of the independent international observers who joined the Sunday’s election observation has affirmed that the election was conducted in a completely fair manner and according to international rules. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089450/independent-international-observers-say-cambodian-local-election-conducted-according-to-international-rules/

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