The Grassroots Democratic Party is expecting to win a majority of seats in Takeo province in the national election today by securing the dissolved CNRP’s seats and stealing some from the ruling CPP.
Yang Saing Koma, the GDP’s prime ministerial candidate, cast his vote this morning in Tram Kak district’s Por Pel commune, where he told gathered media that he expected to win the province.
“We can say that we have high hopes for Takeo province,” he said. “We can say that we will win or at least be equal with the CPP for seats here.”
In the 2013 election, the CPP split the eight seats in the province with the CNRP.
“We are keeping an eye on updates from the polling stations,” Mr Saing Koma added. “We are sending messages to supporters to make sure they make it to the polls before they close.”
According to the National Election Committee, 63.68 percent of voters have cast ballots in the province thus far as the 3pm deadline nears.