Wednesday, June 5, 2013

7,746 People Register As Observers For Cambodia's General Elections In July

PHNOM PENH, June 5 (Bernama) -- A total of 7,746 national and international observers have already registered to monitor July's general elections, according to the National Election Committee on Wednesday.

Among them are 7,720 national observers and 26 international observers, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the committee as saying.

It added that the national observers come from 25 associations and non-governmental organisations, while the international observers come from five international organisations.

The committee said the deadlines for the registration of national and international observers are July 18 and July 25 respectively.

Cambodia will hold general elections on July 28, according to the committee. Some 9.67 million eligible voters will cast their ballots for the 123-seat parliament.

Eight parties will run for the elections, including three major parties -- the ruling Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party led by self-exiled Sam Rainsy, and the royalist Funcinpec Party headed by Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey, the youngest daughter of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.


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