Stamps to replace pens in polls

The National Election Committee says voters will use stamps instead of pens for the next election in a bid to eliminate disputes over incorrectly marked ballots. NEC president Sik Bun Hok said on Friday that stamps would prevent a repeat of problems that arose at June’s ...

Khy Sovuthy

NEC urged to Let Cambodians vote abroad

NGOs on Wednesday renewed a push for the National Election Committee to let Cambodians working abroad register to vote, as an opposition lawmaker also challenged the committee to back up its claim that current laws would need to be amended to make it happen. ...

Phan Soumy

For migrants, votes in Phnom Penh ‘wasted’

The just-passed Pchum Ben holiday weekend was a rare opportunity for many migrant workers to return home to register to vote in the provinces, where their ballots will count for more than if they are cast in Phnom Penh. ...

Michael Dickison

NEC says soldiers registered for vote in wrong commune

A spokesman for the country’s election authority said officials in Preah Vihear province were wrong to have registered a group of soldiers who neither lived nor worked there regularly, but added that they might get a pass because the soldiers could end up monitoring polling ...

Khuon Narim and Zsombor Peter

Hun Sen hopes days of post-election protests are finished

The three-month voter registration period opened on Thursday, with Prime Minister Hun Sen telling reporters after enrolling at his local commune office that he hopes the new voter registry will put an end to post-election protests. After the July 2013 national election, the CNRP refused to ...

Khuon Narim and Alex Willemyns

As voter registration nears, fears of exclusion

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday appealed to Cambodia’s 9.6 million eligible voters to register to cast their ballots when enrollment opens next month, as the opposition CNRP expressed concerns that a million migrant workers could be disenfranchised. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns

Cambodian oppn rejects election result

CAMBODIA’S opposition has rejected the claim of victory by the ruling party of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen in weekend elections, alleging widespread irregularities. “The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) cannot accept the results of the fifth parliamentary election because the CNRP has found a ...

Big opposition gains

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party saw its ironclad grip on the National Assembly weaken dramatically, dropping 22 seats in winning 68 of 123, with the opposition the beneficiary and the CPP’s royalist coalition partners winning none at all in an election rife with alleged irregularities. Though ...

Social media shows election day muscle

Illustrating a rapidly changing information network in Cambodia, social media played a major role yesterday, as images and videos that appeared to depict fraudulent election activity went viral on Facebook and Twitter. Videos of voters washing off the supposedly indelible security ink used to identify those ...

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