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Live blog: Commune elections 2017

Publication date 04 June 2017 | 01:42 | ICT

The Cambodian People’s Party won 70 percent of the country’s 1,646 commune councils at yesterday’s elections, according to unofficial results published by a government-aligned media outlet – a marked drop from the 97 percent it won in 2012

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  • LDP leader Khem Veasna speaks to supporters during a campaign rally last week in Kandal's Takhmao town.

    LDP warned by NEC over alleged violation

    Publication date 05 June 2017 | 10:23 | ICT

    Khem Veasna, founder and president of the League for Democracy Party, has been issued a formal warning by the National Election Com

  • A woman looks at the voter list outside a polling station yesterday in Kampong Cham province.

    CNRP takes decisive victory in Kampong Cham

    Publication date 05 June 2017 | 08:09 | ICT

    Jubilant cheers resounded at the Cambodia National Rescue Party headquarters in Kampong Cham last night as the party transformed its solid support base in the province into an undeniable stronghold. The opposition party declared victory in the province as night fell, with unverified preliminary

  • A troop carrier carrying men in civilian clothes on the east of Svay Leu district town on National Road 64.

    Soldiers appear to have swung seats

    Publication date 05 June 2017 | 07:43 | ICT

    Ta Siem, a remote commune in Siem Reap province, yesterday changed hands from the opposition to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party after several hundred

  • A man casts his vote at a polling station earlier this morning in Phnom Penh.

    Elections off to a smooth start, monitor says

    Publication date 04 June 2017 | 12:24 | ICT

    Election day got off to a smooth start overall, according to a preliminary survey of polling stations released this morning by monitor Transparency International Cambodia.

  • LDP receives official warning for alleged campaign infraction

    Publication date 04 June 2017 | 12:19 | ICT

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

  • CNRP leader Kem Sokha addresses supporters at a rally in Phnom Penh today.

    “Win or lose? Win!” Sokha tells CNRP rally

    Publication date 02 June 2017 | 18:50 | ICT

    “Win or lose? Win! Win or lose? Win!” With those words CNRP president Kem Sokha kicked of his final call to Cambodian voters today to support the opposition party in the upcoming, and hotly contested, commune elections on Sunday. Surrounded by tens of thousands of supporters, Sokha stood in the bed

  • Live coverage of rally would have cost CPP $576,000

    Publication date 02 June 2017 | 18:40 | ICT

    The Cambodian People’s Party dished out an estimated $576,000 for airtime on private TV stations for live coverage of its final commune election campaign rally today, a figure based on a rate quoted by Prime Minister Hun Sen and con

  • Opinion: Don't underestimate the importance of commune elections

    Publication date 02 June 2017 | 17:05 | ICT

    By Tong Soprach, social affairs columnist for the Post’s Khmer edition

  • Thousands join PM for CPP's final campaign push

    Publication date 02 June 2017 | 14:39 | ICT

    With less than 48 hours until polls open for Cambodia’s commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen this morning led a massive rally of Cambodian People’s Party supporters through Phnom Penh from the back of a flat bed truck.

  • CPP supporters gather on Hun Sen Boulevard yesterday to prepare for the party’s final day of campaigning today.

    CNRP gets approval to hold final rally in city after ruling party

    Publication date 02 June 2017 | 06:55 | ICT

    After days of haggling, the opposition was yesterday granted permission to conduct its final rally of the commune election campaign in Phnom Penh today, t