(Phnom Penh): Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook Page today that appealing people not to vote is against the law.
“The election which is scheduled to be held on July 29, 2018 is of great significance. Article 34 of the Constitution provides that Khmer citizens of both sexes, at least eighteen years old, shall enjoy the right to vote and to stand as candidates for the election. The act of calling for election boycott violates Cambodia’s law on election of members of the National Assembly,” he expressed.
“According to the National Election Committee (NEC), three parties have already registered to stand candidates for the upcoming general election – Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Nationality Party and Cambodian Youth Party. At the same time, other six parties confirmed their candidacies in the election and deposited 15 million riel to the National Treasury. 21 political parties in total register to contest in the election,” he added.
The Prime Minister, through his post, expressed thanks to all development partners including Japan, China, and Russia for providing both financial and technical assistance to Cambodia to conduct elections and to the National Election Committee (NEC) for organizing successful elections since 1998.
He also thanked all people who have confidence in his leadership and always vote for the CPP to continue to develop the country.