A non-governmental organization observing the Sunday's election said that many irregularities may have affected the election results. At a polling station in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district, a group of voters were complaining about duplicate names on voter lists and 'indelible ink' that could be washed off. Mak Kear is one of them. He said his wife's name appeared twice on a voter list and he could easily remove the ink from his index finger just some minutes after casting his ballot on Sunday. Say Mony reports from Phnom Penh.
Cambodia migrant labors working abroad couldn't come to cast their ballots in general election on July 28, according to their relatives in Prey Veng province. Villagers said their sons and daughters who are now working in neighboring Thailand couldn't afford to come to cast their ballots because of expensive travel fees. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports from Prey Veng province.
The US State department on Monday urged all parties and their supporters in Cambodia election to act in an orderly and peaceful manner in the post-election period. The United States commends the Cambodian people for their active and peaceful participation during the national election, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told the media Monday. Pin Sisovann, Washington.
Cambodia's ruling party has won a narrow victory in national elections Sunday, after close to three decades of near complete dominance in Cambodian politics. But the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has rejected the results and called for an investigation into allegations of widespread electoral fraud.
Cambodia’s ruling party has reportedly won in national elections Sunday, but it appears to have lost a significant number of seats in parliament. According to preliminary election figures released by Information Minister Khieu Kanharith, the Cambodian People’s Party won 68 of 123 National Assembly seats. That’s a loss of 22 seats from its sweeping victory in 2008, but it is still a majority, giving the CPP a continued hold on power. The CPP lost ground to an energized opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which won 55 seats, according to the early figures. Sok Khemara, Washington.