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Cambodia voters elect communal people’s council members

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Cambodian voters at an election post (Photo: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – About 7.8 million of Cambodian voters across the country cast their ballots on June 4 to select 11,572 members to communal People’s Councils in 1,646 communes and wards nationwide.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, leader of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and his spouse cast their votes in Ta Khmau commune in Kandal province, while President of the opposite Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) joined the election in Mean Chhay district in Phnom Penh.

Twelve parties competed in the election whose the first edition was held in 2002, but only CPP and CNRP had representatives running in all localities.

According to the spokesperson of Cambodia’s Ministry of Home Affair General Khieu Sopheak, about 40,000 police were deployed to ensure security in election posts, while nearly 7,500 watchdogs monitored the election.

The Cambodia’s National Election Council will announce initial results in late June 4 or June 5. Official results will be revealed after one month.-VNA
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