(Phnom Penh): Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook page this morning that the registration for political parties to race in the upcoming general election is over.
“As of May 16, the National Election Committee (NEC) recognized five political parties including Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, and FUNCINPEC Party to contest in the election which is scheduled to take place on 29 July 2018; and the NEC is now reviewing registration applications from 20 other political parties,” the Prime Minister wrote.
“If we compare voter turnout between Cambodia and European Union and between Cambodia and the United States, the European Union has 30 percent of eligible voters while the United States has only 40 percent. However, Cambodia’s voter participation rate is 69 percent. This reflects the growth of democracy in our country. Leaders who call for election boycott intend to destroy democracy and people’s wills,” he added.
Prime Minister Hun Sen, through his post on Facebook, appealed all people to cast ballots on July 29, 2018 and expressed his thanks to all compatriots for voting for the CPP to continue to work towards lasting peace and development.