Voter Voices: Oum Soktry, 25

Housekeeper; lives in Chbar Ampov II commune in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district

I’m from Banteay Meanchey province, but I have lived in Phnom Penh for 20 years. I look after my aunt’s house in Phnom Penh. My father is not alive anymore. I support my mother [financially]. I don’t know who I will vote for yet. It depends on who my family will vote for.


My [local] authorities are normal. I have to pay for all my documents. Authorities should fix the roads. There are so many holes in the roads, but they never repair them.

There still needs to be more jobs for the youth. I want the government to find jobs for young people like me—I don’t want young people to just work at construction sites or in  restaurants as waiters. The government should help them get higher-paying jobs.

Last time, I voted for [Prime Minister] Hun Sen. This time, I am considering voting for the CNRP. I want to see a new leader. A new leader might have new ideas.”

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