Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Twelve parties register for commune election



Twelve parties register for commune election

League for Democracy Party President Kem Veasna speaks to the press at the Party head-office yesterday in Phnom Penh.
League for Democracy Party President Kem Veasna speaks to the press at the Party head-office yesterday in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

Twelve parties register for commune election

Twelve parties had registered for the June commune elections as of Saturday evening – one day before the deadline – with a National Election Committee spokesman yesterday saying no further parties were believed added on the last day.

Norodom Ranariddh’s Funcipec and new hopefuls the Khmer National United Party and Grassroots Democratic Party were among the smaller parties joining the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in contesting the June 4 poll across the country’s 1,646 communes.

Other parties registered include the League for Democracy Party, Beehive Social Democracy Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Indigenous Democracy Party, Khmer Power Party, Khmer National Party and the Democratic Republic Party.

As of Saturday, the NEC said the CPP and CNRP had registered candidates for 1,570 and 1,372 communes, respectively, though officials from both parties confirmed yesterday they would compete in all 1,646 communes.

“The CNRP has registered in 1,646 communes, but in Rattanakkiri province, in one of the communes, we lack of [enough] candidates,” said Soeng Sopheary, head of election affairs for the CNRP, adding that they would submit additional candidates for that commune.

In the 2012 commune elections, the Sam Rainsy Party and Human Rights Party contested separately before merging for the 2013 national elections.

MOST VIEWED

  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown extended for another week

    The government late on April 26 announced an extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province for another seven days – or longer if residents do not comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and the community outbreak does not subside – until May 5. According

  • Gov't mulls extension of Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown

    The Inter-ministerial National Commission for the Control and Enforcement of Lockdown held a video conference meeting on April 25 to review a draft document on the extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal province’s Takmao town. The meeting was chaired by Minister of

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a