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Ex-KPP president hopes to form new party before 2022 election

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Former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

Former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha today said he will submit required documents with the Interior Ministry in order to create a new political party before the 2022 commune elections.

Mr Serey Ratha said the party’s permanent committee is currently deciding on the name of the party, noting that could either be named the Khmer Reform Party or the People Empowerment Party.

He said that the ministry should disband the KPP so its members can freely join the new party and compete in the upcoming commune election.

“I have prepared enough members to form this new party. I wish to continue my political career with former members of the KPP,” Mr Serey Ratha said. “I will inform the ministry about the name of the party and request to maintain the statute of the KPP because I was the one who formed it.”

Prak Sam Oeun, director-general of the ministry’s general administration department, said Mr Serey Ratha has to file required documents and prove that his party will comply with the Law on Political Parties.

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