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CPP secure 504 provincial council seats, KWP take 47

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed an overwhelming 504 of the 559 capital/provincial council seats on offer in the May 26 elections. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-secure-504-provincial-council-seats-kwp-take-47

11,622 voters listed for election next month

The National Election Committee (NEC) has listed 11,622 voters for the 4th Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District, and Khan Councils next month. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475535/11622-voters-listed-for-election-next-month/

NEC outlines equity programme for Senate Election campaigns due next month

The National Election Committee (NEC) has announced a Campaign Equity Programme to guarantee equal opportunities for political parties to disseminate their political platforms during the 5th Mandate Senate Election Campaign between February 10 and 23 this year. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424166/nec-outlines-equity-programme-for-senate-election-campaigns-due-next-month/

NEC addresses equity principles as Senate election draws nearer

National Election Committee (NEC) deputy secretary-general Mok Dara met on January 15 with representatives from four political parties. The focus was on sharing insights into equity principles for parties, policies and political programmes during the upcoming 5th Senate election campaign, scheduled from February 10-23. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-addresses-equity-principles-as-senate-election-draws-nearer

Human rights watch: Cambodian government’s claims of democracy do not reflect reality

Cambodia’s 2023 election year was marked by attacks against government critics and independent media, according to a 2024 global Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published Thursday. ...

Khuon Narim and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/human-rights-watch-cambodian-governments-claims-of-democracy-do-not-reflect-reality/

NEC ensuring stronger security for Senate polls

The National Election Committee (NEC) is asking the Capital and Provincial Election Commission (CPEC) to cooperate with relevant parties to prepare security forces to protect and maintain public safety and social order during the upcoming Senate Elections. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501420475/nec-ensuring-stronger-security-for-senate-polls/

$21mil nine-storey NEC HQ to be completed in 22 months

The National Election Committee (NEC) will spend about $21 million to construct its new nine-storey headquarters on the land gifted by the government. ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501416872/21mil-nine-storey-nec-hq-to-be-completed-in-22-months/

New $21M NEC building set for Oct 2025 completion

The National Election Committee (NEC) January 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new office building, constructed on land acquired by the government from Kong Korm, a former opposition leader. The site is located on Sothearos Street in Tonle Bassac commune in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-21m-nec-building-set-for-oct-2025-completion

New NEC chairman commits to hold free and fair elections

The newly elected chairman of the National Election Committee (NEC) vowed to hold free and fair elections next year and gain the trust of the public. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501407448/new-nec-chairman-commits-to-hold-free-and-fair-elections/

Protecting polls process: Security Command established to oversee elections

The government has established a permanent security command for organising security for national and sub-national elections to ensure order, no intimidation and no violence. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501406107/protecting-polls-process-security-command-established-to-oversee-elections/

CPP, 27 smaller parties form ‘long-term vision’ coalition

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and 27 other political parties have reached an eight-point agreement to form a coalition for closer cooperation and mutual support. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-27-smaller-parties-form-long-term-vision-coalition

Ruling party forms historic coalition

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is set to sign a “Cooperation and Coalition Agreement” with 27 other parties at an event to be presided over by CPP president and former prime minister Hun Sen on October 25. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ruling-party-forms-historic-coalition

CP denied registration documents by ministry

The Ministry of Interior will not reissue registration documents to the Candlelight Party (CP). Following a September 21 meeting between ministry secretary of state Bun Honn and CP representatives, the ministry cited the fact that there is no relevant law which would authorise it to ...

Vong Daravady
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cp-denied-registration-documents-ministry

Ministry agrees to meet Candlelight Party

The Ministry of Interior has granted the Candlelight Party’s (CP) request for a meeting with its representative to discuss their party’s registration. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-agrees-meet-candlelight-party

NEC: 2023 voter registration to kick off in October

The registration of voters for the year 2023 will take place from Oct. 1 to 19 at the communes/Sangkat across the country, announced the National Election Committee (NEC) in a meeting with stakeholders held at the NEC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359279/nec-2023-voter-registration-to-kick-off-in-october/

Banteay Meanchey police detain 23 Candlelight Party officials

Banteay Meanchey Provincial Police detained and questioned 23 Candlelight party officials over the weekend for allegedly lying to people while collecting thumbprints to establish a new political party. Police say party members falsely told citizens that CPP leaders were behind the effort to create the ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/banteay-meanchey-police-detain-23-candlelight-party-officials/

29 parties seek SCC membership

Among the more than 40 political parties registered with the Ministry of Interior, 29 have applied for membership in the Supreme Consultative Council (SCC).​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501356080/29-parties-seek-scc-membership/

World leaders share best wishes with Hun Manet

World leaders have been quick to convey their congratulations to Hun Manet as he took the reins as Prime Minister of Cambodia on August 22.​ ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-leaders-share-best-wishes-hun-manet

New gov’t to strive hard to achieve upper-middle, high-income goals

Moments before Mr Hun Manet was sworn in as the new Prime Minister, his predecessor Mr Hun Sen said that he expects the new government to take Cambodia out of its least-developed country status and achieve the upper-middle-income and high-income in 2030 and 2050 respectively. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501347405/new-govt-to-strive-hard-to-achieve-upper-middle-high-income-goals/

Cambodia’s parliament elects woman as president for 1st time in history

Khuon Sudary was elected on Tuesday as the president of Cambodia’s National Assembly for a new five-year term, becoming the first woman to hold this top post, according to the state-run National Television of Cambodia (TVK). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501347712/cambodias-parliament-elects-woman-as-president-for-1st-time-in-history/

New Government formation to bring more new investments

The formation of the new Royal Government of Cambodia will bring new investments to the country, generating more jobs and contributing to the economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501347755/new-government-formation-to-bring-more-new-investments/

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