Pich Sros, president of Cambodian Youth Party, said on Sunday that many people turned out to vote in Tboung Khmum province where he voted.
Mr Sros arrived at a polling station in O’Raing Euv district about 8 am on Sunday and casted his ballot. He was standing for a lawmaker candidate for Tboung Khmum province where he hoped to gain seats.
“I see many people are coming to vote in this election and there is no any obstruction,” Mr Sros said.
He said that he travelled throughout Tboung Khmum province yesterday and saw that the situation was calm while a group of people called for an election boycott.
“They have called on the public to boycott election but instead, a lot of people turn out to vote,” Mr Sros said “They are not afraid and they come to vote because they understand their rights,” he said.
“I see the situation is good because people understand their rights. They exercise their right to vote,” he said “This is the day they use their rights to choose a party.”
Nuon Lyhun, a 34 year-old villager, said that he voted for the political party he loved.
“The situation is good and there are no any obstructions compared to the previous election,” Mr Lyhun said “I am happy to vote to determine our country’s destiny,” he said.
In Tboung Khmum province, there are 427,408 eligible voters with 13 political parties vying for eight seats.