April 14, 2024

Participation within the legislative elections held this Sunday in Cambodia has risen one level in comparison with knowledge from 5 years in the past, as much as 84.58 p.c, in keeping with official knowledge from the Cambodian Nationwide Electoral Fee (CEN).

Particularly, the CEN has reported 8,213,260 votes, 84.58 p.c, above the 6,956,900 votes in 2018, that’s, 83.02 p.c of the census, as defined by the CEN spokesman Dim Sovannarom, quoted by the Khmer Instances portal.

The determine does characterize a major improve in comparison with the regional and native elections of 2022, when a participation of seven,394,427 votes was registered, 80.32 p.c.

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, seems this Sunday on the polls because the unopposed favourite to revalidate his mandate, amid worldwide criticism of his authorities for crushing the opposition with out regard.

This may very well be the ultimate episode in an extended tenure the place the person who has led the nation on and off for 4 many years begins to brazenly ponder his son, Common Hun Manet, as a attainable successor.