Elections 2017

CPP Complains of CNRP Obstructing Its March

The CPP has filed a complaint to a commune election committee in Takeo province alleging that a group of CNRP supporters obstructed a ruling party parade of about 400 supporters on Saturday, officials said yesterday.

Election Rules for Media Called a Threat and a ‘Reminder’

Officials yesterday said government-issued media guidelines for election coverage which prohibit the publication of news that affects the country’s “social stability” were just a “reminder” of existing laws, but some NGOs said the issuing of the code of conduct was an act meant to “stifle dissent.”

Change Is Coming, Kem Sokha Promises at Mass CNRP Rally

Skirting the fiery rhetoric of some of its past rallies and the strong response from authorities that it often elicited, the CNRP kicked off its commune election campaign with a message of change.

Ruling Party Rally Assembles Crowd of Mixed Allegiances

Throngs of supporters clad in white shirts and hats emblazoned with the CPP logo officially kicked off the ruling party’s commune election campaign in Phnom Penh over the weekend.

Live Coverage: Commune Election 2017

There's a festive spirit south of central Phnom Penh this morning as several hundred CNRP supporters gather on motorbikes, trucks, and SUVs on the newly-inaugurated Hun Sen Boulevard. From here, the parade will slowly snake north and then west of the city over the course of the day.

Commune Vote Pits CPP Roots Against CNRP Momentum

As the country enters its first campaign period since the CNRP nearly upset the ruling party in 2013, the opposition party believes momentum is on its side.


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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is wrong to assume the EU will stop at partial trade sanctions if he does not end a crackdown on voices critical of his government, observers said Wednesday, a week ahead of a planned return of tariffs to around one-fifth of Cambodian exports to the bloc.