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NEC considering CNRP proposal for more voters

The National Election Committee (NEC) confirmed during a press conference on Friday that it is considering a request from the opposition to extend voter registration through holidays, specifically Pchum Ben. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28159/nec-considering-cnrp-proposal-for-more-voters/

NEC says commune elections likely for June 2017

National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha said on Thursday that next year’s crucial commune council elections would likely be held in June but that the decision must ultimately come from the government.   ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nec-says-commune-elections-likely-for-june-2017-111642/

Opposition casts doubt on NEC leadership, staff

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday appointed Tep Nytha to another term as secretary general, in a selection process that civil society and opposition party members have criticized as fraudulent and closed from public scrutiny. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21786/opposition-casts-doubt-on-nec-leadership--staff/

Election body set to form new administration

A sub-decree regulating the internal functioning of the new National Election Committee was signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday, paving the way for the election body to select new administrative officials and begin organizing itself for elections scheduled for 2017 and 2018. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/election-body-set-to-form-new-administration-91547/

New election body to meet Japanese, European Union diplomats

Less than two weeks after it was established, the reformed National Election Committee (NEC) will formally convene today for the first time to meet with delegations from Japan and the European Union (E.U.), two of the biggest past contributors to electoral reform in Cambodia. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-election-body-to-meet-japanese-european-union-diplomats-82546/

NEC official says opposition assembly swap would be legal

National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha said Wednesday that imprisoned CNRP official Meach Sovannara could be named as one of the opposition’s 55 lawmakers even though he stands charged with insurrection. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Friday that the CNRP would ask Yont Tharo, ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nec-official-says-opposition-assembly-swap-would-be-legal-73189/

CPP Readies for One-Party Vote On Assembly Committees

Senior CPP members selected nominees for the National Assembly’s nine permanent committees behind closed doors on Tuesday, while the opposition CNRP, which has continued to boycott the Assembly over July’s disputed election, urged some of Cambodia’s foreign donors to immediately sever ties with the government ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/cpp-readies-for-one-party-vote-on-assembly-committees-44695/

Report Says Election Results Not Reflective of People’s Will

Transparency International Cambodia (TIC) on Thursday concluded in a report that official results of the July 28 national election released by the National Election Committee (NEC) do not reflect the will of the people due to widespread irregularities occurring both before and on election day. The ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/report-says-election-results-not-reflective-of-peoples-will-42808/

Anonymous Hacks Government Websites

Anonymous Cambodia, a group of local computer hackers, has claimed responsibility for disrupting at least three government websites since Saturday and vowed additional hacking attacks to protest against July’s “unfair” election, according to the group’s Facebook page and Twitter account. Since Saturday, the hackers have attacked ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anonymous%E2%80%88hacks-government-websites-42250/

Senior CPP Officials Agree to Give Up Lawmaker Positions

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday said that a host of senior ruling party officials had resigned from their elected posts in Parliament in order to allow lawmakers lower down the party’s rostrum of candidates to be given a seat in the National Assembly. “The ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/senior-cpp-officials-agree-to-give-up-lawmaker-positions-41986/

Going home to vote? Expect a hike in travel prices

Voters who travel to cast ballots in the upcoming poll Sunday could face higher transportation fees as drivers and companies try to capitalise on heavier passenger volume. Phan Na, general manager at Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation, which sells bus tickets to several provinces, said fees could ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/going-home-vote-expect-hike-travel-prices

Cambodian opposition chief arrives home after 4 years in exile

Cambodia’s charismatic opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in his home country on Friday morning after spending nearly four years abroad in self-imposed exile to avoid an 11-year prison sentence on charges of disinformation and destruction of public property. Hun Sen said his request to the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/19/c_132555198.htm

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