NEC Announces Smooth Process of 3rd Mandate Council Election

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2019 —

The National Election Committee (NEC) has made public a press release on the general situation of the election and ballot counting process of the third Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils.

“The process of the election and ballot counting was conducted smoothly without neither obstruction nor violence nor intimidation and in a good security and order,” underlined NEC in the press release issued this afternoon.

The third Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils kicked off this morning at 7:00 in 203 polling stations in the 25 provinces and capital.

According to the NEC’s press release, as of 10:30 am, the election ended in 196 out of the 203 polling stations while more than 50 percent of the polling stations finished the vote counting process.

One of the 11,572 eligible voters who are commune/Sangkat councillors passed away in a road accident in Krek commune, Ponhea Krek district, Thbong Khmum province, it added.

The election took place under the observation of 1,010 national observers from 19 institutions, most of the them from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, as well as 704 political agents from five out of seven registered political parties.

The seven political parties registered for the race for the 559 seats at capital and provincial councils and 3,555 seats at municipal, district and Khan councils are the Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, FUNCINPEC, Khmer National United Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Khmer Will Party, and Khmer Republican Party.

(Photo: Khem Sovannara)

By C. Nika