Opposition candidate banned from Cambodian polls

Election commission yet to give its nod to Candlelight Party to contest the July 23 elections.

A prominent opposition candidate who planned to directly challenge Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in a rural constituency during an upcoming election has been banned from standing in the July 23 polls.

The Ministry of Justice said the opposition Candlelight Party (CP) candidate, Rong Chhun, had not been politically rehabilitated.

According to the National Election Committee (NEC), Rong Chhun “had been convicted of a misdemeanor” and could not be rehabilitated by law because he had not completed a mandatory five-year ban from politics.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/opposition-candidate-banned-from-cambodian-polls/101279

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