CNRP to Hold 5,000-Member Conference on July 27

The opposition CNRP will host a conference in Phnom Penh on July 27 with 2,000 members of its National Council along with about 3,000 elected commune councilors, according to a statement issued by the party on Wednesday.

“Although the leaders are busy visiting and helping the people and are solving the political deadlock, the leaders continue to implement the party’s statues and internal regulations,” states the release. “In this spirit, the leaders have decided to hold the National Council Conference.”

Yim Sovann, the opposition party’s spokesman, said the biennial meeting, written into the CNRP’s bylaws, will be used to inform members about the progress of the party since its founding two years ago, its plan for the next two years and its position regarding the ongoing deadlock with the ruling CPP.

Mr. Sovann said the gathering would be held at one of three private properties owned by CNRP supporters in Russey Keo district, Meanchey district or Pur Senchey district.

He said the party would settle on a site on Thursday, and added the conference would not be open to the public.

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