CYP asks the NEC to recount its ballots

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CYP president Pich Sros, speak to reporters after submitting the complaint at the NEC headquarters today. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Cambodian Youth Party today submitted the complaint to the National Election Committee asking it to recount the ballots for his party across the country.

Speaking to reporters after submitting the complaint at the NEC headquarters today, CYP president Pich Sros said that he wanted a recount of ballots because he believed voter turnout for the CYP was higher than the NEC’s reported.

“I filed a complaint, asking the NEC to recount the ballots for my party again in all 17 cities and provinces,” Mr Sros said.

“The actual number of supporters who voted for the CYP is 39,417, not 39,333. We must respect the will of voters. Do not cheat,” Mr Sros said yesterday.

He said that CYP observed that irregularities occurred during the ballot counting.

“This is technical complaint that I ask the NEC to recount the ballots again and it does not get involved with politics,” Mr Sros said.

“If the NEC is transparent and clean, they can open the ballot boxes and recount them,” he said.

The NEC on Saturday announced results, upping the voter turnout rate to 83.02 percent with 6,362,241 valid votes cast and 594,659 invalid votes tallied.

The CPP dominated all other parties by garnering 4,889,113 votes (77.36 percent) of all valid ballots, it said.

The three closest competitors were Funcinpec with 374,510 votes, the League for Democratic Party with 309,364 votes, and the Khmer Will Party with 212,869.

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