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NEC’s voter list decision upheld

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) has upheld the decision by the National Election Committee (NEC) in relation to complaints about names deleted from the voter registration list, filed by the League for Democracy Party (LDP). ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/necs-voter-list-decision-upheld

Eighteen of 20 parties now in forum after GDP, OMLP join

Two more parties have decided to participate in the Consultation Forum, which had its inaugural meeting last week. This brings its membership to 18 of the 20 parties that participated in the July 29 national elections. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eighteen-20-parties-now-forum-after-gdp-omlp-join

Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

In an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-poll-results-confirm-first-single-party-assembly-0

Official preliminary results show higher voter turnout

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Saturday announced the official preliminary results of the sixth Cambodian national elections. The revised figures show voter turnout on July 29 was in fact 83.02 per cent – higher than the 82.89 per cent revealed in unofficial results shortly ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-preliminary-results-show-higher-voter-turnout

LDP files over 1,000 poll complaints

As many as 2,206 complaints have been filed with the National Election Committee (NEC) over Sunday’s poll, 2,175 of which come from the League for Democracy Party (LDP), according to NEC spokesman Hang Puthea. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ldp-files-over-1000-poll-complaints

Veasna hits out at CPP, CNRP

The leader of the League for Democracy Party (LDP) on Thursday used a press conference to hit out at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for “vote buying” and the court-dissolved opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) for having “no morals or vision”. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/veasna-hits-out-cpp-cnrp

Fledgling campaigns accuse authorities of discrimination, harassment

As Sunday dawned and political parties entered the ninth day of the three-week campaign period in preparation for the July 29 national elections, claims of threats and intimidation seem to be the order of the day. But the National Election Committee (NEC), which oversees the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fledgling-campaigns-accuse-authorities-discrimination-harassment

Parties question NEC policy

Opposition party and civil society leaders spoke out on Tuesday against a move by the National Election Committee (NEC) that prohibits supporters of any party from attacking or criticising the platform of another. Several opposition politicians called it an act against democracy, while the NEC’s ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parties-question-nec-policy

Parties deny they exist for purpose of adding legitimacy to elections

Several of the 20 political parties registered to contest in the July 29 national elections denied on Thursday that they were “created” purely to add legitimacy to the polls and stave off criticisms against Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). ...

Meas Sokchea and Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parties-deny-they-exist-purpose-adding-legitimacy-elections

As CNRP’s dissolution looms, small parties look set to enter a big stage

The seemingly impending demise of Cambodia’s main opposition, and the snap draft laws put in motion to replace them in parliament, threatens to throw a handful of obscure parties into the political arena at the highest level. ...

Ben Sokhean and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrps-dissolution-looms-small-parties-look-set-enter-big-stage

LDP warned by NEC over alleged violation

Khem Veasna, founder and president of the League for Democracy Party, has been issued a formal warning by the National Election Committee (NEC) today for allegedly violating election rules by continuing to campaign on Facebook despite the ban. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ldp-warned-nec-over-alleged-violation

Minor party head denies claims

Following charges by the Appeal Court alleging that he swindled a former supporter out of $70,000 between 2009 and 2011, League for Democracy Party (LDP) president Khem Veasna yesterday criticised the Cambodian judiciary, saying that the courts were under the control of “powerful people” and ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minor-party-head-denies-claims

Minor party leader charged

League for Democracy Party (LDP) president Khem Veasna was yesterday charged at the Appeal Court on allegations that he cheated a party activist out of $70,000 between 2009 and 2011. The plaintiff, Duk Moeun, had sued Veasna at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in August 2013, ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minor-party-leader-charged

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