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Nonvote a vote for ‘rebels’, AIDS Authority chief slams Rainsy’s call to boycott national elections

After a ruling CPP official claimed that those who refuse to cast their ballot in the Kingdom’s upcoming elections “love dictatorship” and are “supporting rebel groups”, legal and election experts have said it is the individual right of citizens whether or not to vote. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nonvote-vote-rebels-aids-authority-chief-slams-rainsys-call-boycott-national-elections

Official Senate election results released

The National Election Committee yesterday announced the official Senate election results, confirming that the ruling CPP secured all 58 seats to be filled.​ According to the official results, the CPP received 11,202 votes, Funcinpec received 276, the Khmer National United Party received 182 and the ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111835/official-senate-election-results-released/

Four parties to join senate race

The Candlelight Party has not registered to join the upcoming senate election, but four other parties will run, including the ruling CPP and Funcinpec. Som Sorida, deputy secretary-general of the National Election Committee, said the registration period for the election started on November 28 and ended ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096168/four-parties-join-senate-race/

New NEC members approved

The National Assembly approved the replacement of three members of the National Election Committee yesterday. It also recognized 16 new members of parliament from the ruling CPP. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5094772/new-nec-members-approved/

China woos Hun Sen at Beijing dinner

The Communist Party of China has again publicly announced its strong support for the ruling CPP. The comments were made at a dinner on Wednesday night in Beijing, attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093483/china-woos-hun-sen-beijing-dinner/

PM warns party of complacency in leaked audio

Two leaked audio tapes, purportedly of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking candidly to senior officials, appear to hint at insecurities within the ruling party over the controversial dissolution of the country’s main opposition, with the premier warning that the party’s “struggle” didn’t end with the ...

Ben Sokhean, Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-warns-party-complacency-leaked-audio

Hun Sen rallies party

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged CPP leaders at all levels to work twice as hard serving the nation by swiftly implementing party policies. He made the call in a 15-minute audio recording sent to party members following the dissolution of the CNRP last week. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091717/hun-sen-rallies-party/

Analysis: If the CNRP is dissolved, CPP’s efforts to rid itself of a challenger will be realised

In 2012, a little over a month after the Human Rights Party and Sam Rainsy Party won a combined 40 commune chief positions in local elections, the two groups met in Manila, finally agreeing on what had been bandied about for years: a united opposition ...

Ananth Baliga and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/analysis-if-cnrp-dissolved-cpps-efforts-rid-itself-challenger-will-be-realised

Former local CNRP officials who defected to CPP met with distrust

Kry Lay lined up in early June to vote for the party he wanted to run Kampong Cham province’s Srak commune in the eastern part of the country. A former Sam Rainsy Party commune, the locale’s electorate delivered what Lay, a local farmer, wanted – ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-local-cnrp-officials-who-defected-cpp-met-distrust

Leaked document spells out CPP’s plan to monitor members

After losing more than 400 communes to the opposition in June’s local elections, the Cambodian People’s Party is embarking on a membership drive – among its own members – according to a leaked document, which describes plans to monitor the mentality of supporters of the ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/leaked-document-spells-out-cpps-plan-monitor-members

Kim Sok gets 18 months and must pay $200K in compensation to CPP

Political commentator Kim Sok was sentenced to 18 months in prison this afternoon on charges of incitement and defamation for appearing to suggest that the ruling party was behind the killing of popular analyst Kem Ley. ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kim-sok-gets-18-months-and-must-pay-200k-compensation-cpp

Party law vote set for Monday

Opposition lawmaker Eng Chhay Eang said yesterday that Cambodia National Rescue Party banners featuring self-exiled former party President Sam Rainsy will be taken down nationwide after a National Assembly vote on Monday that is expected to ban the use of his image in party materials. ...

Meas Sokchea and Alex Willemyns
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/party-law-vote-set-monday

Old CPP chiefs a bane for new CNRP ones in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville

Two newly elected opposition commune chiefs in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are struggling to dislodge their Cambodian People’s Party predecessors following their recent swearing in to office. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/old-cpp-chiefs-bane-new-cnrp-ones-phnom-penh-sihanoukville

Parties meet as Rainsy calls for re-engagement

Following a decision by opposition leader Sam Rainsy for the CNRP to cautiously re-engage with the CPP in parliament rather than carry out a full-blown boycott, senior officials from the parties met at the National Assembly on Thursday for the first time since last month’s ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parties-meet-as-rainsy-calls-for-re-engagement-102761/

‘Commune election law debate should be wider’

Election watchdogs and a newly-formed opposition party yesterday called for a more inclusive discussion about reforms of commune council election laws.  ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16634/---commune-election-law-debate-should-be-wider---/

Parties near agreement on draft commune council law

Leaders from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) will continue discussing a draft law on commune council elections next week, members of the party said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16100/parties-near-agreement-on-draft-commune-council-law/

PM says CNRP’s land plans will stoke war

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday warned that a CNRP victory in the 2018 national election would inevitably lead to war when the opposition party starts redistributing land from the rich to the poor, something that opposition leader Sam Rainsy said would only be done ...

Kang Sothear and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-says-cnrps-land-plans-will-stoke-war-95150/

Opposition members defect to CPP

Fifty-one opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party members defected to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Saturday, according to the CPP. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/opposition-members-defect-cpp

“Secret” gov’t letter tells groups to support PM on maps

A letter marked “secret” has been sent by the ruling party to various groups telling them to support Prime Minister Hun Sen on the issue of demarcating borders with Vietnam. ...

Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15682/---secret----gov---t-letter-tells-groups-to-support-pm-on-maps/

Research team: CNRP, CPP maps identical

The Royal Academy of Cambodia border research team said yesterday the maps showing the country’s borders being used by the government and the opposition were identical. ...

Chea Takihiro and Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14303//

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