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Party chief gets second term

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Yeng Virak promised to win support. KT/Mai Vireak

The president of the Grassroots Democracy Party has been re-elected to serve another two-year term.

Yeng Virak, who has served one term already, received 117 of 125 votes to keep his position.

Mr Virak vowed to lead the party to win more support from the public and strengthen its ability to compete in the 2018 national election. 

“I will work hard at both local and national levels in leading the party to attract more support and become more capable of competing in the upcoming national election,” he said.

He also urged the government and more established parties to help new faces enter the political sphere and ensure an open atmosphere ahead of the election.

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan said the government is trying to sustain political stability between now and the 2018 election.

“If any politician or party thinks the environment is not good for the election, there is no need to compete. Nobody is being forced,” he said. 

The GDP was created in August 2015 based on the “Khmer for Khmer” social network movement founded by slain political analyst Kem Ley.

It has local citizen representatives in 10 communes of Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kampot and Takeo provinces.

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