During a monthlong election campaign, 11 political parties
announced their messages to more than 8 million voters in an effort to gain
their support. They promised reform, the elimination of poverty and a return of
social justice. They promised to fix inflation, solve land-grabs and sweep away
But Friday is the last day of the campaign, and in the final
hours the nation's five major parties now must consider their most important messages.
You Hockry, Norodom Ranariddh Party secretary-general, said
his party was most focused on ending land disputes.
"The Norodom Ranariddh Party must eliminate land
disputes to promote people's living standards," he said. "Our party
policy is not to increase poverty, but to reduce poverty. So Prince Norodom
Ranariddh mainly focuses on policies to give people the right to have land that
belongs to them."
The CPP said it was focusing on the issue of natural
environment, while the Sam Rainsy Party was focusing on the high prices of
goods in the market.
Coalition partner Funcinpec was promoting the reform of the
judiciary, by giving full power to the king over the courts.
The Human Rights Party, meanwhile, was focused on anti-corruption
legislation and cleaning up corruption "from the top," as well as the
declaration of assets.