NEC tells officials to prep for upcoming council election

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NEC officials in the press conference to prep for upcoming council election. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

The National Election Committee today called on political parties and election officials to ensure fairness in the upcoming sub-national council election.

Cambodia will hold its third provincial, municipal and district council elections on May 26. All 11,572 commune councillors are expected to cast ballots. Political parties are expected to register candidates on March 7 to 11.

There are 559 seats up for grab in Phnom Penh and the 24 provinces, while there are 3,555 seats up for grab in all districts and municipalities across the Kingdom.

“Political parties and relevant stakeholders must pay attention when doing their duties,” NEC vice chairman Nuth Sokhom said. “They must ensure the electoral process, especially by adhering to rules and regulations.”

Mr Sokhom noted in the first mandate, there were 375 seats up for grab, while the second had 393 seats up for grab.

“Our NEC officials will continue to work with political parties, NGOs and stakeholders in order to ensure success,” he said.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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