CPP officials salute the national flag at the event marking the beginning of the party's election campaign in Phnom Penh on May 17 (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) kicked off a campaign for the provincial, municipal and district council election in Phnom Penh on May 17.

The launching ceremony, which was held on Koh Pich island, was presided over by Senate President and CPP Vice Chairman Samdech Say Chhum with the participation of more than 3,500 people.

In his remarks, Say Chhum highlighted the sound leadership of the CPP, helping Cambodia develop fast and reap significant achievements.

With the rectangular development strategy and the leadership of CPP President – Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the CPP plans to make local councils contribute more to the development of each city and province, and the nation at large in the time ahead, he said.

The CPP’s election campaign is scheduled to last for eight days in all cities and provinces in Cambodia.

Seven political parties have registered to contest the sub-national election in May. There are 559 seats up for grabs in Phnom Penh and 24 provinces, while there are 3,555 seats up for grabs in all cities and districts across the country.-VNA