Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three parties field candidates for Bokor town council election

Three parties field candidates for Bokor town council election

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A view of the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park entrance area in Kampot province. Photo supplied

Three parties field candidates for Bokor town council election

The National Election Committee (NEC) has officially accepted the registration of three political parties along with candidates to run in the Bokor municipal council election in Kampot province.

In a press release dated May 10, NEC said it was the last day for political parties to register their party and their list of candidates for the election.

"Within five days of these two registration applications, the Kampot provincial election commission has received applications from four political parties that have applied to run candidates for election to the Bokor town council, which will take place on July 25," NEC said.

The government on March 16 decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by taking three communes from Teuk Chhou district, in a move intended to ease administration of the area and aid development.

The three parties that have officially registered include the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), Cambodian Nationality Party (NNP) and Cambodian Youth Party (CYP). The fourth party, FUNCINPEC, was the last party to submit an application for registration. The provincial election commission will rule on whether their application is valid at a later date.

According to NEC, each party has nominated between 26 and 28 candidates for the council.

CNP president Seng Sokheng said even if CNP does not have a seat in the National Assembly or a constituency in this area, the party is happy to participate in all activities to support free and fair elections.

Sokheng said that in a liberal multi-party democracy people would definitely want to see participation from all political parties, and local voters would then have a choice of different candidates, parties and platforms.

"All of our candidates will campaign to seek support from the constituencies in the town. This is not a general election so we’ll let our candidates do the campaigning with the electorate themselves. This election only concerns three communes, which is not much," he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor lifetime pass, special Siem Reap travel offers planned

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to introduce a convenient, single lifetime pass for foreign travellers to visit Angkor Archaeological Park and potentially other areas. The move is designed to stimulate tourism to the culturally rich province of Siem Reap as the start of the “Visit

  • Bosba: The first Khmer woman composer from UK’s Cambridge

    Bosba Panh is just 25 years old, but she’s already accomplished some impressive milestones for herself and the Kingdom. On July 24, she graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge as the first Khmer woman composer and Khmer music graduate ever at

  • Pailin longan winery tries to break through to the big time

    Longan aren’t quite as glamorous as some fruits. They don’t have the star-power of mangos or generate the excitement of a pricey seasonal niche fruit like the pungent durian. Unlike bananas or oranges, which are known and loved everywhere, longan remains a decidedly

  • Debt restructuring over, time to tackle rising NPL ratio

    The Cambodian banking system has just completed a 26-month debt restructuring exercise where scores of loan accounts were revised, classified and provisioned as the rate of non-performing loans inched up, sparking a slight credit risk unease Implemented in April 2020, the Covid-19 debt restructuring measures came

  • Recap of this year’s ASEAN FM meet and look ahead

    This year’s edition of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) hosted by Cambodia comes against the backdrop of heightened global tensions and increasing rivalry between major powers that have been compared to the animosity of the Cold War era. The following is The Post’

  • Koh Slaket studio resort brings culture with style

    Davitra (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s multi-million-dollar 13ha Koh Slaket studio-cum-resort just east of the capital was inaugurated in the first phase on August 6, providing national and international tourists with a new travel option and job opportunities for locals. The man-made cultural and scenic lakefront getaway