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Alliance of Khmer Democrats formed to contest elections

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Mam Sonando (centre), president of the Beehive Social Democratic Party speaks during a press conference on Wednesday. KT/ Tep Sony

The Alliance of Khmer Democrats (AKD) established by three minor political parties has today officially operated to contest the elections in 2022 and 2023 and to ensure checks and balances.

The three political parties include Mam Sonando’s Beehive Social Democratic Party (BSDP), Nhek Bun Chhay’s Khmer National United Party (KNUP), and Khmer United Party (KUP) led by Kem Rithisith who is a younger brother of the slain prominent social analyst Kem Ley.

The three parties won no seats in the 2018 general elections.

The newly formed alliance aims to inspire a new nationalism model so that youth can take it without applying a culture of falsely accusing each other and fighting one another.

The AKD’s political platform said that it will request to have the new Article 82 of the Constitution amended from the absolute majority of 50 percent plus one to 2/3 formula in the National Assembly to prevent a centralised power.

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