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Hun Sen
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun sen

Some 9.67 million eligible voters will cast their ballots at around 19,000 polling stations in Cambodia on July 28 in the country’s 5th parliamentary elections.

Eight political parties will compete for seats in the 123-seat parliament. Among them are two main – the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party of recently-pardoned leader Sam Rainsy.

Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia on July 19 after living nearly four years in self-imposed exile in France to avoid an 11-year prison sentence on charges of disinformation and destruction of public property. His return came after King Norodom Sihamoni granted him a royal pardon at the request of Hun Sen.

The other six parties include the royalist Funcinpec Party led by Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey, the youngest daughter of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, the League for Democracy Party, the Cambodian Nationality Party, the Democratic Republic Party, the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, and the Khmer Economic Development Party.

Around 40,142 national observers and 291 international monitors from countries including the ASEAN members, Russia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Australia, Timor-Leste, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as international organizations like European Election Observation Mission will oversee elections.

About 70,000 security personnel would be deployed during the election day. Alcohol is banned.

 

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun sen

Some 9.67 million eligible voters will cast their ballots at around 19,000 polling stations in Cambodia on July 28 in the country’s 5th parliamentary elections.

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Hun Sen
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun sen

Some 9.67 million eligible voters will cast their ballots at around 19,000 polling stations in Cambodia on July 28 in the country’s 5th parliamentary elections.

Eight political parties will compete for seats in the 123-seat parliament. Among them are two main – the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party of recently-pardoned leader Sam Rainsy.

Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia on July 19 after living nearly four years in self-imposed exile in France to avoid an 11-year prison sentence on charges of disinformation and destruction of public property. His return came after King Norodom Sihamoni granted him a royal pardon at the request of Hun Sen.

The other six parties include the royalist Funcinpec Party led by Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey, the youngest daughter of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, the League for Democracy Party, the Cambodian Nationality Party, the Democratic Republic Party, the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, and the Khmer Economic Development Party.

Around 40,142 national observers and 291 international monitors from countries including the ASEAN members, Russia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Australia, Timor-Leste, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as international organizations like European Election Observation Mission will oversee elections.

About 70,000 security personnel would be deployed during the election day. Alcohol is banned.

 

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