NEC touts ‘successful’ election

The National Election Committee’s (NEC) “successful” holding of the 2023 general election reflected the proper implementation of the Kingdom’s Constitution, laws and relevant legal documents, said NEC vice-chairman Nuth Sokhom as he addressed an August 14 meeting held to summarise the electoral work. ...

Kim Yutharo

Cambodia, China agree to strengthen strategic mutual trust, traditional friendship

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed on Sunday to further strengthen the strategic mutual trust and carry on the traditional friendship between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s incoming gov’t members unveiled

Cambodia’s outgoing Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday afternoon unveiled the incoming government members led by his eldest son Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NEC set to review 2023 election at Battambang meet

The National Election Committee (NEC) is preparing for a significant two-day meeting on August 14 and 15 to assess and evaluate the proceedings of the July 23 general election. ...

Kim Yutharo

NEC confirms final election results

National Election Committee (NEC) on the morning of August 5 announced the official July 23 parliamentary election results, confirming that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) received 120 out of the 125 available seats in parliament. ...

Post Staff

UN calls Cambodian election “Distorted,” Hun Sen downplays international criticism

Cambodia’s electoral process was “distorted” due to the ban on the Candlelight Party and ruling elites harassing opponents, UN experts said in a statement released Wednesday. ...

Khuon Narim

Nearly half a million spoiled ballots in Cambodia election: Poll body

Cambodia’s election commission said on Tuesday (Aug 1) that nearly half a million ballots were spoiled in the national election last month, which critics have called a sham as all opposition parties were barred from contesting. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Observers praise Cambodia over free and fair elections

Experts and international observers praised Cambodia’s national elections as free, fair, transparent and nonintimidating because the people clearly understood the value of democracy. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NEC releases preliminary election results: CPP’s dominates, Funcinpec in distant second

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a sweeping victory, while Funcinpec and the Khmer National United Party received the second and third most votes, according to preliminary election results announced by the National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday. ...

Seoung Nimol and Khuon Narim

Cambodian Permanent Mission reiterates Cambodia’s General Election held in a free, fair, transparent, inclusive and peaceful manner

The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva has issued a press statement reaffirming that “Cambodia’s general elections held in a free, fair, transparent, inclusive and peaceful manner.” ...

Khmer Times Staff

NEC upholds convictions against opposition members for inciting spoiled ballots

The National Election Committee (NEC) upheld the decisions of provincial election officials Thursday, who had convicted four opposition members and activists for inciting spoiled ballots in the national election. ...

Khuon Narim

New govt will continue having Supreme Consultative Council

The Supreme Consultative Council (SCC) will continue to be established through the new government to continue to obtain recommendations from the political parties that participated in the National Election. ...

Hang Punreay

Deeper look into foreign policy shifts of Cambodia

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has recently defined a flexible foreign policy plan, projected to span the next five years. This strategic approach is a reflection of their adaptation to the dynamic geopolitical landscape, shaped by competitive influences of the world’s major powers. ...

Niem Chheng

People’s votes for CPP gives three clear points, says PM Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen who is also President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), yesterday stated that the people’s votes for CPP in the recent general election clearly revealed  three points. ...

Khmer Times Staff

21 opposition activists overseas fined, banned from running for office for 20 years

Twenty-one opposition members and activists were banned from holding elected office for at least 20 years after being convicted in absentia of inciting voters to spoil their national election ballots by the Phnom Penh Municipal Election Committee (PEC) on Tuesday. ...

Khuon Narim

Cambodia’s election body says PM’s party wins 82.3 percent of the popular votes in election

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election, said the National Election Committee (NEC)’s preliminary results released on Wednesday.    ...

Khmer Times Staff

King agrees to appoint Hun Manet as new prime minister in August

Hun Manet will become Cambodia’s new prime minister and key senior government ministers will step down from their positions after the national assembly convenes in August, Hun Sen stated on Wednesday. ...

Khuon Narim

Post-election int’l responses: US to restrict visas and aid, Australia increases funding

After Cambodia’s elections, the US announced it planned to impose further visa and funding restrictions, while China and Russia endorsed the electoral process and its outcome. ...

Andrew Califf​ and Khuon Narim

Views differ on observers’ evaluations of July 23 polls

Top officials from the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s (RAC) International Relations Institute, along with various non-governmental organisations, have expressed differing views over the international observers’ claim that the general election, which took place on July 23, was orderly, transparent, and fair. ...

Samban Chandara

NEC receives 35 election-related complaints

The National Election Committee (NEC) has received a total of 35 election-related complaints nationwide as of July 25, 2023, Hang Puthea, a Member and Spokesperson for NEC said Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

2023 General Election is a true reflection of the country’s democratic maturity

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has stated that ‘the 2023 general election is a true reflection of Cambodia’s democratic maturity with its exceptional voter participation and its election legitimacy as attested by the diversity of national and international observer teams.’ ...

Khmer Times Staff

About 440,000 spoilt ballots logged in July 23 national election: NEC

A representative of the National Election Committee (NEC) reported that about 440,000 spoilt ballots had been logged over the July 23-24 period. ...

Kim Yutharo

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