PM Hun Sen: Cambodia Never Cancels the Election

Cambodia's Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reaffirmed the country's adherence to the democratic process.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 84.74-kilometre-long portion of the National Road No. 5 in Battambang province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Cambodia had fully carried out the process of democracy, but this democracy should have the rule of law, not be anarchic.

We've never cancelled the election, and the July 29, 2018 national election will take place as scheduled, he underlined.

Cambodia held the 4th mandate Commune/Sangkat Council Election on June 4, 2017 and the 4th legislature Senate Election on Feb. 25, 2018.

Up to last year, there were in total 36 political parties, but one of them has not registered yet after being established, according to the Ministry of Interior's record.

Cambodia has so far organised five national elections. The first one, run by the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), took place in 1993, then the second, third and fourth in 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013, respectively.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press