His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has appealed to all eligible voters to go to vote on July 29, 2018.
The 6th Legislature National Assembly Election will take place on Sunday July 29, 2018. On this opportunity, I would like to appeal to all compatriots who are eligible voters to go to the polls to elect leaders for the nation's development and progress in all sectors, said the monarch in a royal message signed on May 18, 2018 and released to the public yesterday.
His Majesty the King underlined that the upcoming election is a general and universal suffrage that will be held in free, fair, just, equal and confidential manner in accordance with the principles of liberal multi-party democracy. Therefore, do not worry about pressure or intimidation or bullies from anyone or any political party, he said.
According to the National Election Committee (NEC), 8,380,217 eligible voters will go to the polls in July in 22,967 polling stations throughout the country with the participation of 20 political parties.
Those political parties include the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party.
NEC has already announced the period for the political campaign that will fall from July 7 to 27.
In the previous national election on July 28, 2013, eight political parties took part in the election � CPP, the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, FUNCINPEC Party, League for Democracy Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Democratic Republic Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, and Khmer Economic Development Party.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press