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ICAPP has no issue with conduct of elections

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Foreign election monitors visited the polling station yesterday. Heng Chivoan

ICAPP has no issue with conduct of elections

Foreign observers from the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) said they neither supported nor opposed the government, and that their assessment is based on reality. The statement was made after polling closed on Sunday.

Speaking at a polling station in Kandal province’s Takhmao City where caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen cast his ballot, the observers said the situation during the elections was calm, with the voter turnout exceeding 80 per cent.

Despite some complaints, the ICAPP said it did not find any major incidents that might have adversely affected the process or the results of the elections.

The delegation added that the elections were conducted in a transparent manner with the active participation of various political parties.

“We congratulate the people of Cambodia for their active participation in the election and wish Cambodia every success in strengthening its democracy and development.

“The success of the 2018 election is yet another significant step in promoting the Kingdom’s ongoing reforms to realise the people’s aspirations for peace, democracy and development,” said the ICAPP’s statement.

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