Nearly 80,000 Observers from Political Parties Recognised by NEC

AKP Phnom Penh, July 17, 2018 —

The National Election Committee (NEC) has so far allowed nearly 80,000 political agents to take part in observing the July generation elections.

According to its press release issued this morning, as of July 15, 2018, NEC recognised in total 79,781 political agents as election observers, of them 51,506 are full-right observers, and 28,275 are reserve observers.

They are from 14 of the 20 political parties registered for the forthcoming National Election, it pointed out, adding that six other political parties did not propose any observers.

Most of the observers, both full-right and reserve, are from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) with 45,948 observers, followed by the FUNCINPEC Party with 16,684 observers, and the League for Democracy Party with 11,631 observers.

Cambodia will organise the 6th general elections on July 29, 2018 while the election campaign has already started since July 7 and will run through July 27.

The 20 registered political parties are CPP, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party.

By Khan Sophirom