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CPP sets goals for this year

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Saturday held its 42nd congress at the Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in the capital to review its achievements for last year and set this year’s targets. Presided by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also CPP president, ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cpp-sets-goals-year

Ex-CNRP form political party

Former members of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and other activists on Thursday announced the formation of a new political party called the Cambodian Nation Love Party (CNLP) to continue the CNRP’s legacy and participate in future elections. One of the party’s ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ex-cnrp-form-political-party

Six parties fined for not providing annual reports

The Interior Ministry is set to fine six political parties for not submitting their annual reports and financial statements for two consecutive years. Bun Honn, a ministry secretary of state, yesterday said the six parties are among 44 which are registered in the Kingdom. Speaking ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635965/six-parties-fined-for-not-providing-annual-reports/

UN concerned over political crackdown

UN human rights experts have expressed concern about what they call an escalating trend of silencing political opinion, saying the government has used criminal law to deny former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members’ the rights to expression and to hold gatherings. However, senior government ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/un-concerned-over-political-crackdown

Three parties to kick off campaigns this weekend

The National Election Committee yesterday said that three out of seven political parties registered for the sub-national elections will kick off their campaigns on the main streets in Phnom Penh over the weekend. In a statement, the NEC noted that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50604684/three-parties-to-kick-off-campaigns-this-weekend/

New name for Real Camerin’s political party gets approval

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday gave its approval to Real Camerin to name his new political party the Khmer Conservative Party, after his first proposal, the Khmer Empire Party, was denied last month. Camerin, a former lawmaker of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-name-real-camerins-political-party-gets-approval

Political parties grow by six to 44 after registration last year

Forty-four political parties are registered to legally conduct activities in the Kingdom, according to an Interior Ministry report. The report, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, said six new parties were registered last year, bringing the total to 44. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50565377/political-parties-grow-by-six-to-44-after-registration-last-year/

Supreme Consultative Council officially created

King Norodom Sihamoni has legitimised the Supreme Consultative Council and appointed 30 representatives of 15 political parties as advisors to the government at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.   ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50531950/supreme-consultative-council-officially-created/

Cambodia: voters to choose between economic development and democracy

In less than four weeks, millions of Cambodians will head to the polling stations to exercise their democratic right to shape their country’s future. It will be the country’s biggest festival of democracy as 20 political parties are taking part despite a call for a ...

Veeramalla Anjaiah
https://www.eurasiareview.com/05072018-cambodia-voters-to-choose-between-economic-development-and-democracy-oped/

PM calls for ethical party campaigns

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all political parties to campaign ethically and refrain from attacking their competitors using improper rhetoric during the election campaign period as the upcoming national election nears.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504422/pm-calls-for-ethical-party-campaigns/

What’s missing from Cambodia’s democracy?

In a nationally televised speech after the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen declared that “the government will commit to protecting the multiparty democracy process.” Indeed, 20 parties have submitted applications to compete in this year’s national ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/whats-missing-from-cambodias-democracy/

NEC extends window for remaining four parties

The National Election Committee yesterday officially recognised 16 political parties to contest the upcoming national election while extending a five-day window to review documents from four remaining parties. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50492134/nec-extends-window-for-remaining-four-parties/

Hun Sen presses local officials to ‘facilitate’ the poll process

Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a speech on Monday, ordered officials to “facilitate” the campaign process for all political parties, including the opposition, a seeming about-face, as they had recently reported being hindered and harassed. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-presses-local-officials-facilitate-poll-process

Four parties to square off in February Senate vote

The National Election Committee (NEC) said only four political parties had registered to contest the February Senate elections, from which the country’s main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, will be excluded following its widely condemned dissolution by the Supreme Court in November. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/four-parties-square-february-senate-vote

List of new National Assembly members approved

The National Election Committee (NEC) has approved new candidates to fill National Assembly seats left vacant by the dissolution of the opposition, drastically changing the composition of Cambodia’s parliament and providing a shot in the arm for the ailing royalist Funcinpec party. ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/list-new-national-assembly-members-approved

Three CNRP-nominated elections officials resign from NEC after party dissolution

Three National Election Committee (NEC) members, all Cambodia National Rescue Party nominees, have quit the electoral body, intensifying the fallout from the Supreme Court’s dissolution of the opposition party on Thursday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-cnrp-nominated-elections-officials-resign-nec-after-party-dissolution

Hun Sen spins demise of CNRP into boon for democracy

“They talk about the multi-party problem, but I want to confirm that when the one party is dissolved, there will be five parties that will replace it. That means that it will go from two parties to six parties in the National Assembly,” Hun Sen ...

Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-spins-demise-cnrp-boon-democracy

Nine parties face closure

The Interior Ministry has filed a Supreme Court complaint requesting the dissolution of nine political parties accused of flouting their obligations under the Law on Political Parties. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080574/nine-parties-face-closure/

Women make few gains at polls

Despite vows by both major political parties to increase female representation in politics, women made up only a small proportion of commune chiefs chosen in this month’s elections, though some gains were made by the opposition party.   ...

Leonie Kijewski and Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-make-few-gains-polls

‘Law needed’ on campaign spending

The amount of money political parties spent on the campaign trail ahead of yesterday’s nationwide commune elections varied wildly, with observers and party members yesterday blaming the lack of a campaign finance law in Cambodia for what they characterised as the uneven playing field among ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/law-needed-campaign-spending

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