NEC voted member of international electoral knowledge organisation

The French Speaking Electoral Knowledge Network (RECEF) has voted unanimously to support the National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia as a full member. The RECEF is gearing up to observe the upcoming Cambodian parliamentary elections, which are slated for July 23. ...

Kim Yutharo

Japan weighs in on Cambodia’s National Election situation

The Japanese government has joined some Western countries in expressing concern over the July 23 National Election, urging Cambodia to create an environment which enables people to express diverse opinions. ...

Ben Sokhean

Foreign ministry: Cambodia committed to democracy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reaffirmed that Cambodia’s commitment to a multiparty democracy remains steadfast, with the parliamentary election slated for July 23. ...

Van Socheata

Candlelight officially out of election

The Candlelight Party (CP) is officially out of contention for the upcoming July 23 national election after the Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) upheld the earlier decision by the National Election Committee (NEC) to decline their registration. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Claims over CP election exclusion dismissed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has dismissed remarks by critics regarding the National Election Committee’s (NEC) decision to disqualify the Candlelight Party (CP) from the July 23 general election. The ministry described comments by “a handful of critics” as “misleading and politically ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

NEC expects international observers to register before deadline

Despite an effort by opposition groups to lobby the international community to refrain from sending observers, the National Election Committee (NEC) is confident that international observers will register before their deadline on July 19. ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodia: 11 political parties recognised to compete in July general election

The National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia recognised 11 political parties as eligible to compete in the 7th National Assembly election in July this year, as a 15-day registration period ended on May 8. ...

Khmer Times Staff

20 political parties register to contest in Cambodia’s July general election, just as in 2018

Some 20 political parties had registered to contest in Cambodia’s forthcoming general election, as a 15-day party registration period ended on Monday, the National Election Committee (NEC) said in a press statement. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NEC gives in-principle nod to five key election documents

With parliamentary elections two months away, the National Election Committee (NEC) announced that it had approved in principle five documents on May 4 that – among other things – set out guidelines concerning security, safety, and informational and promotional videos as well as cooperation in ...

Post Staffs

NEC, Oz envoy talk election preparations

Australian ambassador Justin Whyatt on May 5 met with National Election Committee (NEC) chairman Prach Chan to discuss preparations for the July 23 national elections. During the meeting, Whyatt recounted his mission to Cambodia between 2002 and 2003 to observe the commune council and general elections. ...

Kim Yutharo

Sar Kheng reflects on government’s 2018-23 ‘great achievements’

The government has made “great achievements” over the 2018-2023 sixth legislative mandate, despite the backdrop of unprecedented regional and global challenges, according to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on May 6. ...

Kim Yutharo

Drone sub-decree on way before July election

The Ministry of Interior, the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and relevant state institutions are accelerating the completion of a draft sub-decree on the management of drones, in order to better guarantee security and public order ahead of the 7th parliamentary election. ...

Sok Raksa

New policy may prevent opposition candlelight party from registering for elections

The leading opposition Candlelight Party is currently unable to register for the upcoming national elections due to a new policy by the National Election Committee, according to the party’s acting secretary general Kong Monika. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook

NEC begin campaign training as nat’l election approaching

The National Election Committee is running a May 2-3 training session on election campaigning, said NEC deputy secretary-general and spokesman Som Sorida. ...

Sem Pisey

Google to help NEC fight fake online news during polls

The National Election Committee (NEC) will work hand in hand with Google to prevent the spread of fake news on the internet during the upcoming National Election. ...

Son Minea

Gov’t to bear cost of elections, says NEC

The National Election Committee has not received financial assistance from any countries or European Union to conduct the upcoming National Election in July. ...

Hang Punreay

Google, NEC discuss election cooperation

Google Asia-Pacific’s Singapore Office wants to cooperate with the National Election Committee (NEC) to prevent the spread of misinformation or ‘fake news’ that may affect the July national elections, said an NEC press release. ...

Van Socheata

6 parties register for polls and NEC expects more to do so

Six parties have applied for the registration of political parties and the list of candidates for the upcoming National Election. ...

Hang Punreay

NEC announce opening dates of party, candidate registration

The National Election Committee (NEC) announced that the process of registration for parties and candidates for July’s national election will be open for 15 days, from April 24 to May 8. ...

Kim Yutharo

Over 100 journalists, including foreigners, register to cover July 23 election

MORE than 100 journalists, including foreigners, have registered with the National Election Committee (NEC) to cover the upcoming national election. ...

Hang Punreay

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