The first day of the two-week campaign for the 5th mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election took place smoothly with security, safety and good order and without violence.
The National Election Committee (NEC) made the remarks in a press release issued on May 21, the first day of the election campaign.
NEC attributed the smooth process of the election campaign to the good cooperation between local authorities, NEC at all levels and political parties.
Seventeen (17) political parties, registered for the forthcoming Commune/Sangkat Council Election began their respective election campaigns with different activities such as gathering, procession, concert, leaflet distribution and so on.
For Phnom Penh capital, four political parties conducted their campaigns, of which two were in large-scale: the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) with the participation of 40,000 party members and Candle Light Party with 1,500 participants. The other two parties are Khmer National United Party and Grassroots Democratic Party.
The election campaign will take place from May 21 to June 3 while the election day will fall on June 5, 2022.
According to NEC, there are in total 86,092 candidacies, 27,813 of them are female, nominated by the 17 registered political parties to race for the 1,652 Communes/Sangkat in Cambodia.
The official voter list shows that Cambodia has in total 9,205,681 eligible voters, of them 4,904,832 are women.
The figure represents 87.94 percent of the total population aged 18 years up, who will go to vote at 23,602 designated polling stations across the country.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press