NEC verifies election results

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An NEC subordinate at work reviewing election result from one of the provinces. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The National Election Committee started to review and verify the election results from the provinces on Saturday, August 4.  The primary results will be announced on August 11.

Som Sorida, deputy secretary-general at the NEC, reported that 14 provincial election commissions have handed in their tallies, documents, and electoral equipment.

The NEC has split into five groups to check and verify the exactitude of the provinces’ tallying.  “Review and verification are observed by the political parties and by journalists,” Mr Sorida said.  “Until now, we have found no signs … of discrepancies.”

The Khmer Anti-Poverty Party and the Khmer Economic Development Party declined to accept the result of election.

Pothitey Sawathey, president of the Dharmacracy Party, supports the procedure, saying it is in accordance with the law. She sees the election as having been fair and free, despite her party failing to get a seat in the National Assembly.

With the CPP in almost all NA seats, she will ask the Prime Minister to allow all political parties to be present at NA sessions as observers, i.e. observe without interruption, but be able to submit recommendations or criticisms afterward.

Chhery Bunthoeun, a representative from the League for Democracy Party, said that his party observes the reviewing process in order to gain experience that may help the NEC improve its methods.

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