Election officials and observers said Friday they were
pleased with the launch of election campaigning, which saw fewer violence than
in past election periods.
National Election Committee Secretary-General Tep Nitha said
the national agency had consistently strengthened its work at the local level
to help parties and authorities ensure a smoother process.
The first two days were free from incident, save for a few
traffic accidents, he said.
Mar Sophal, an investigator for the Committee for Free and
Fair Elections, said Firday the first two days had gone well.
National Democratic Institute official Ly Sothearayuth noted
Observers say this election period has seen less violence
than others, though before the campaign several incidents of violence were