Cambodia: Campaign for July 29 general election ends hinh anh 1CPP President cum Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks on the last day of the campaign (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Political parties of Cambodia on July 27 ended their three-week campaigns for the country’s general election slated on July 29 during which about 8.3 million voters are expected to cast their ballots to choose the 125-seat National Assembly.

According to the Cambodian National Election Committee (NEC), more than 300,000 supporters of seven parties among 20 parties joining the race participated in rallies in Koh Pich Centre and Freedom Park in Phnom Penh on the final day.

The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) held the largest-scale campaign with the number of rally participants rising from about 60,000 on the first day to over 250,000 on the last day.

Specifically, CPP President cum Prime Minister Hun Sen joined the rallies on both first and last days. He also visited a lot of localities and met with more than 654,000 workers calling on them to cast their votes for the party.

Speaking on the final day of the campaign, Hun Sen called for support from voters, affirming that in the fifth tenure, his party plays a very important role in building and defending the country, especially in maintaining peace and development.

CPP is the only party has conducted the election campaign in all 25 cities and provinces in Cambodia. The party set forth its 11-point platform stressing the importance of consolidating national solidarity, abiding by the Constitution, protecting the monarchy, upholding democracy and freedom, respecting human rights, safeguarding sovereignty and independence as well as territorial integrity , peace and security, and maintaining a sustainable growth rate of 7 percent a year.

Meanwhile, some other parties focus on socio-economic development, poverty reduction, administrative and law reform.

NEC said that no violent activities took place during the 21-day campaign.

As many as 220 observers from 52 countries will monitor the July 29 general election.

In the last election on July 28, 2013, eight political parties joined the race.-VNA