NEC: Voter Turnout Rate Is Almost 86%

The voter turnout rate for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election is 85.74 percent of the total 7,865,033 eligible voters, according to the preliminary figures released by the National Election Committee (NEC) this afternoon.

Kep is the province with the highest turnout rate of 92.52 percent, followed by Preah Vihear and Takeo provinces with 92.11 and 91.21 percent, respectively, while Kampong Thom and Kandal provinces have the lowest turnout rate of 81.98 and 82 percent, respectively, NEC pointed out.

The fourth-mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election took place on June 4, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in 22,148 polling stations throughout the country under the observation of 74,670 local observers and 425 international observers.

Besides, there are 628 local journalists and 160 foreign journalists registered to cover this local election.

Twelve political parties � CPP, CNRP, FUNCINPEC Party, League for Democracy Party (LDP), Beehive Democratic Society Party (BDSP), Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP), Khmer National United Party (KNUP), Cambodian Nationality Party (CNP), Republican Democracy Party (RDP), Cambodian Youth Party (CYP), Khmer Power Party (KPP), and Cambodian Indigenous Democracy Party (CIDP) � compete for the 11,572 seats in 1,646 commune/Sangkat across the country.

A total of 37,530 security forces have been deployed to ensure the security and smooth process of the election.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press