People support a multiparty democracy, Hun Sen says

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Caption: Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife casted their ballots last week in Kandal province’s Takhmao city. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Prime Minister Hun Sen said today that Cambodia conduced a free and fair election on Sunday with higher voter turnout.

Mr Hun Sen wrote message on his Facebook, saying with 82.89 percent of voter turnout and 20 political parties contesting the election, it clearly showed that the majority of Cambodian people supported a multiparty democracy.

“People showed great will in exercising their rights to vote for any political party they liked freely without pressure or coercion,” he said.

“Cambodia is an independent and sovereign country and will continue to hold the election every five year so that all people have a chance to vote and determine the country’s fate freely,” he said.

The National Election Committee yesterday updated its preliminary results, upping the voter turnout rate to 82.89 percent with the CPP securing 76.78 percent of votes nationwide.

More than 6.9 million people cast ballots on Sunday, representing 82.89 percent of the 8.3 million registered to vote.

Mr Hun Sen said that about 90,000 national observers and 500 international observers monitored the election process.

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