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Voting complaints lodged at NEC

The National Election Committee had received 53 complaints from representatives of political parties and individuals over voters’ lists and the voting-registration process this year, an official said yesterday.

NEC vice-director Sin Chumbo said the complaints had been fallen into two categories: the first comprised those related to the announcement of the voting list, and the second comprised concerns about the process of registering to vote in the election.

She said 12 complaints in total had been filed by commune councils in regard to the voter registration process: eight in Phnom Penh, two in Kandal province and two in Siem Reap province.

“All the complaints from commune councils have been resolved by the NEC and will not be forwarded to the Constitutional Council,” Sin Chumbo added.

There were 41 complaints over the first announced voting list: seven in Phnom Penh, 11 in Kandal province, 20 in Prey Veng, two in Siem Reap and one in Steung Treng, Sin Chumbo said.

Of these, 37 had been filed by the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, one by the ruling Cambodia People’s Party and three by individuals.

SRP politician Hing Yern said two complaints filed by his party had been sent to the Constitutional Council, which had rejected them.

“The Constitutional Council did not meet to resolve this issue because its members are afraid of being shamed,” he said.

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