CNRP Told to Fix Errors In Election Application

Registration for the July 28 national election closed yesterday, with eight parties confirmed to have fielded candidates for the National Assembly’s fifth mandate, the National Election Committee (NEC) announced.

At a meeting held at NEC headquarters, NEC Secretary-General Tep Nytha said that from a total of eight applicants, five parties have been registered and three others are either in the review stage or need to make changes to their application forms.

“The NEC sent back the CNRP [Cambodia National Rescue Party] candidate list today to have them correct some mistakes,” Mr. Nytha said, explaining that there had been errors in the sex and date of birth of certain candidates. “They have five days to review it.”

The ruling CPP, which has a firm grip of the 123-member legislative body, will go up against Funcinpec, the CNRP, the Khmer Nationality Party, the Alliance League for Democracy, the Khmer Poverty Party, the Khmer Development and Economy Party and the Republican Democracy Party.

CNRP lawmaker Yen Ponharith said a total of nine candidates had errors in their application and that the CNRP would correct the mistakes before the cut off date.

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