CPP marchers come out in force

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More than 10,000 people took part in the ruling CPP’s third march in Banteay Meanchey province yesterday.

Those on the march used 566 cars, 2,177 motorbikes and 296 homemade trucks and tuk-tuks, provincial election committee member Suth Sokhan said.

“The CPP held a big march in four cities and districts including Serei Soaphaon city, Mongkol Borey, Preah Netr Preah, and Thma Puok districts,” he said. “The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Election Committee has not received any complaint from political parties yet because their marches have gone smoothly.”

Today, only the Khmer United Party will hold a march in the province. The party only has a small number of people to join them, so it is due to drive motorbikes to spread policy leaflets in villages.

Plek Vary, a member of the CPP in Banteay Meanchey, said a lot of people joined the CPP march, showing that the party would get a lot of votes in the national election.

“Based on supporter activity, the CPP will receive many seats in Banteay Meanchey province,” he said.

Mr Vary said he could not put a limit on the number of seats the party would get, but believed it would win a majority.

Meanwhile, the Our Motherland Party held a march in Phnom Penh for three days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after rallying in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces.

Party president Chan Bunhorn said on Tuesday his party was contesting seats only in Phnom Penh, as well as Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kandal, Takeo, and Kampong Speu provinces.

He selected the six constituencies because of the number of party activists located there. Mr Bunhorn added that after the march in the capital, his party would march in Kandal, Kampong Speu and other provinces.

Tuesday’s march took place along Monivong Boulevard to Kampuchea Krom Boulevard, and then along Street 271 to Kandal Stung district and back to the party’s headquarters.

More than 200 people joined the march along with ten cars and trucks, about 20 motorbikes and five tuk-tuks.

Mean Meng Huon of the Kompong Cham provincial election committee said that no party held a big march in the province yesterday, but the Khmer National United Party and the Cambodian Youth Party would march today.

“The Khmer National United Party will hold second march in Kampong Cham province, and plan for about 400 people to take part using 20 cars and 100 motorbikes,” he said.

Mr Meng Huon said the Cambodian Youth Party would march only Koh Sothin and Srey Santhor districts. About 100 people would take part, using five cars and 20 motorbikes.

He said there had been no problems in the province during party marches.

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