Parties file election grievances in Siem Reap province

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Siem Reap province –The Provincial Election Commission here yesterday said that multiple parties submitted a total of 100 complaints over Sunday’s electoral process.

Nim Vamsam, head of the PEC, said yesterday that the complaints have been received and that the commission is now deliberating on how to make parties understand NEC’s policies and regulations.

Mr Vansam said that most of the complaints were filed by the League for Democracy Party regarding which ballot markings would be accepted and regarding the Khmer National United Party distributing propaganda on white day on Saturday, which is banned.

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Khun Savoeun, from the Grassroots Democratic Party, said yesterday that his party officials reported cases of irregularities and that the GDP will convene to discuss the matter.

“We found some cases of irregularities during the electoral process,” he said, refusing to reveal what the irregularities were.

Hiek Huon, the LDP’s provincial chief, said yesterday that complaints were filed because the National Election Committee did not specifically designate how voters should mark a ballot.

“We demand that PEC officials not recognise any markings aside from a single tick,” Mr Huon said.

He noted that there were also irregularities during the election process such as voter intimidation by village and commune officials.

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“We’re not sure how many complaints were filed, but I think about 100 were sent to the PEC,” Mr Huon said. In Siem Reap, a total of 393,607 out of 535,521 registered voters came out to participate in the election, a 73.5 percent turnout, according to the NEC.

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