Three political parties — CPP, GDP and Funcipec

Three political parties — CPP, GDP and Funcipec — held big rallies in Siem Reap province today in the final day of campaign for the general election that will be held on Sunday.

Almost 20,000 members and supporters of Cambodian People’s Party gathered at Kyung Yu field and held a rally led by deputy prime minister and defence minister Tea Banh. In the rally, they used thousands of hundreds of motorbikes and tuk-tuks and hundreds of cars and trucks. 

 

Nhem Sarom, CPP supporter

"I love CPP since 1993 until right now. I support CPP forever and the reason that I support CPP is because it rescued me from the Pol Pot regime.

Miss Ly Pech, CPP supporter

"I want the CPP to help the people have more jobs and help push for children to receive more education.

 

Also, more than 100 members and supporters of Grassroots Democratic Party gathered at Bakong temple to pray. From there they held a march from Bakong to Siem Reap city led by Yeng Virak, president of GDP and Yang Saing Koma, prime ministerial candidate for GDP. 

 

Yang Saing Koma, prime ministerial candidate of GDP

This is an important historical site because it was here that the Angkor era first started. This is a symbolic place. GDP is a party that has a long vision. We want to restore national pride again, so this place is very important for GDP."

Bour Pagna, a lawmaker candidate of GDP in Banteay Meanchey

We never waste the money to buy some food from other sellers. We cook food ourselves because we want save money because we lack funds. We want our 21-day election campaign to proceed smoothly. Even though we met some obstacles but our inspiration and motivation were not affected. Our hearts are still strong to struggle"

 

Funcipec Party held a march in only one district — Siem Reap province’s Sotr Nikum district — joined by its 200 members and supporters, Moeun Tony, a member of Siem Reap provincial election committee said.

 

Video by Chuop Sereyroth