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NGO: Low voter registration result of political climate

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia yesterday asked the National Election Committee and government to stabilise the current political climate to increase voter registration ahead of next year’s national election. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5085345/ngo-low-voter-registration-result-political-climate/

Parties split on election ‘insult’ ban;Rainsy wants new word

The appropriate scope of a controversial proposed ban on NGOs “insulting” political parties in election campaigns on Monday continued to divide the CPP and CNRP during talks to amend the nation’s election law, with the negotiating teams deciding to pass the issue on to their ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parties-split-on-election-insult-ban-rainsy-wants-new-word-78109/

Civil society leaders blast plan to ban election commentary

Civil society leaders on Sunday called on the country’s two major political parties to scrap plans to ban them from giving media interviews during election campaigns and from issuing statements that “insult” any party. CPP Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin and senior CNRP official Kuoy Bunroeun, ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/civil-society-leaders-blast-plan-to-ban-election-commentary-76359/

Kem Sokha says CNRP supports term limits for Prime Ministers

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha, who was on Tuesday elected National Assembly vice president, told reporters that the opposition party supports recent calls to impose limits on the number of terms a person can serve as prime minister. The issue has been in the local news ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-sokha-says-cnrp-supports-term-limits-for-prime-ministers-67208/

NGOs seek ex-PMs’ support

Civil society advocates – who last week called on parliament to consider amending the constitution to limit prime ministers to two terms in office – are now trying to enlist former premiers to back their proposal. The group, which includes well-known political analysts and representatives of ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-seek-ex-pms%E2%80%99-support

UN Envoy Continues Meetings With CNRP, NGOs

U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi, who is on his 10th fact-finding mission to Cambodia, met with opposition CNRP leader Sam Rainsy on Tuesday ahead of a planned meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior government officials Wednesday. Reached by telephone after the meeting ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-continues-meetings-with-cnrp-ngos-50589/

Media Groups Call On ‘Political Elite’ to Protect Reporters

More than a dozen journalism and hu­man rights groups have called on Cambodia’s political forces to protect journalists and guarantee citizens’ access to an open and unobstructed press during the current political unrest. In a statement released Wednesday, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, along with ...

Lindsey Peterson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/media-groups-call-on-political-elite-to-protect-reporters-45436/

Media Groups Call On ‘Political Elite’ to Protect Reporters

More than a dozen journalism and hu­man rights groups have called on Cambodia’s political forces to protect journalists and guarantee citizens’ access to an open and unobstructed press during the current political unrest. In a statement released Wednesday, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, along with ...

Lindsey Peterson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/media-groups-call-on-political-elite-to-protect-reporters-45436/

CPP Wins, but Suffers Loss in Parliamentary Majority

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed victory in Sunday’s national election, but saw its majority severely diminished, ceding 22 National Assembly seats to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the party’s first major setback since the U.N.-backed election in 1993. According to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/cpp-wins-but-suffers-loss-in-parliamentary-majority-37210/

Broadcast Bias Means CPP Dominates Airtime

The ruling CPP recieved nearly twice as much television and radio airtime last year than any other political party, and access to the broadcast media continues to be constrained by bias toward Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party, an election-monitoring group said in its annual report. ...

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