Tuesday, 12 August 2008

CPP Supports the July 27 General Election Results Announced by NEC

Phnom Penh, August 11, 2008 AKP --

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has strongly supported the July 27 general election results announced by the National Election Committee (NEC) on August 9, considering the one as the real will of the Cambodian people.

In a statement signed by CPP President Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisal Chea Sim on August 9, he asked all political parties involving in the election to accept the election results by adhering to political position as democrats and having a great respect for the national interests.

He appreciated NEC in all levels for its endeavours in the arrangement of the polling process being conducted smoothly and as accurately as scheduled by adhering to its stance on independence, neutrality, impartiality, and transparency.

The local authorities in all levels, and armed forces were also praised for their efforts in supporting the electoral process and ensuring stability, security, social order and safety of the electoral process.

The CPP president expressed thanks to the Cambodian people from all walk of life for voting for the Cambodian People’s Party, as well as to international communities, friendly countries, local and international organizations of the civil societies and other circles for their assistances, either money or materials or technique, in the polling process.

He appealed to all the elected political parties to join together to ensure that the fourth-ever National Assembly will be formed in conformity to the principle of constitutional law and the Cambodian voters’ will, stressing that any attempts made to undermine the Cambodian people’s will and the principle of the democracy will never come again.

The temporary parliamentary election results, announced in a press conference on August 9 by NEC, showed that CPP headed the July 27 general election in the first place, winning 3,492,374 ballots; while the Sam Rainsy Party took the second, receiving 1,316,714 ballots; the Human Rights Party got 397,816 ballots; the Norodom Ranariddh Party won 337,943; the Funcinpec Party scored 303,764; and other six political parties won a minority of votes.

In a press conference, deputy NEC president Ms. Sin Chumbo said the political parties to stand for the fourth-ever parliamentary election will be able to make protests and complaints over the election results to NEC or the Constitutional Council within 72 hours. --AKP

(By Mr. THOU Peou)

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