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Fifth National Election

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According to the preamble of 1993 Constitutional Law, Cambodia’s political system is designed into a multi-party liberal democratic regime. Therefore, there were eight political parties standing for the national election which was held on 28 July 2013. As the official result issued by NEC, the fact is that there are two political parties- Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – won the 28th July general election, but the inaugural session of the National Assembly was held without CNRP representatives as the leaders of this party and his colleagues boycotted the first meeting. Whatsoever, the procedure of the National Assembly and government formations were still conducted.

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The following you may find a list of documents regarding to the formulation of new Royal Government of Cambodia in the fifth general election:
Download: NEC+ HM Sihamoni Letters on Date Setting for the Inuagural Session of the National Assembly -09 Sep 2013
– Download: Kret issued by HM Sihamoni to appoint PM – 23 Sep 2013
– Download: PM Letter to HM the King- Composition of Cabinet Arrangement – 23 Sep 2013
– Download: Royal Message on the Inaugural Session of the National Assembly in the Fifth Mandate- 23 Sep 2013
Download: Composition of New Cabinet- 23 Sep 2013
– Download: HM the King Letter to PM – 24 Sep 2013
– Download: Political Platform of Royal Government Cambodia in the 5th Mandate of National Assembly – Sep 2013
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In order to have a best evaluation of the process and have comprehensive outlooks, I have also tried my best to collect and gather all relevant documents/ statements/ letters issued by political parties and third parties concerned.

The following you can Download Relevant Statements/Letters on the 2013 General Election Related:
– CPP’s Statement on the Primary Result of the General Election- 28 July 2013
– EU’s Statement on the Primary Result of the General Election -29 July 2013
– FUNCINPEC’s Statement of its Position on the Primary Result- 29 July 2013
– Thai PM’s Statement- 30 July 2013
– Bangladesh’s Letter
Lao’s Statement- 31 July 2013
– Statement by the Spokesperson of the MFA-IC, Cambodia (Khmer Verison)- 31 July 2013
– Statement by the Spokesperson of the MFA-IC, Cambodia (English Version)- 31 July 2013
CNRP’s Statement on the Primary Result issued by NEC
– Chinese PM’s Statement (Khmer Version)- 1 Aug 2013
– Chinese PM’s Statement (English Version)- 1 Aug 2013
– Viet Namese PM’s Letter (Khmer Version)- 2 Aug 2013
– Viet Namese PM’s Letter (English Version)- 2 Aug 2013
Mongolian People’s Party- 2 Aug 2013
– CNRP Letter to Ban Ki-moon- 5 Aug 2013
– His Majesty the King Sihamoni’s Statement on 07 Aug 2013
– CNRP sued NEC – 11 Sep 2013
– Invitation to CPP and CNRP for a meeting with HM the King on 14 Sep 2013
– His Majesty the King Sihamoni’s Letter on Crackdown- 15 Sep 2013
– Joint Statement by both CPP and CNRP- 16 Sep 2013
– Press Release on the Opening of the 5th Mandate of National Assembly- 17 Sep 2013
– Franklin M. Drilon- Senate President of Republic of Philippines to Sam Rainsy- 18 Sep 2013
– RGC’s Statement on New Social Media Network- 18 Sep 2013
– CNRP’s Statement on Crackdown- 23 Sep 2013
– Kret issued by HM Sihamoni to appoint PM – 23 Sep 2013
– U.S. Embassy Statement on the Inaugural Session of the 5th Legislature of the National Assembly- 23 Sep 2013 or Link
– Statement form U.S. Department of State: Opening of Cambodian National Assembly (23 Sep 2013)
– Local EU Statement on New Legislature in Cambodia- 23 Sep 2013
– MFA-IC Spokesperson on the inaugural session of the fifth mandate of the 2013 general election (Khmer Version)- 23 Sep 2013
– MFA-IC Spokesperson on the inaugural session of the fifth mandate of the 2013 general eletion (English Version) – 23 Sep 2013
– Singapore PM’s Letter to congratulate – 24 Sep 2013
– CNRP’s Statement on the National Assembly and Government Formation- 25 Sep 2013
– Senate Members of Sam Rainsy Party issued a Statement on the National Assembly and Government Formation- 26 Sep 2013
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In 1997, based on the adoption of the Law on the Election of Members of National Assembly, the National Election Committee (NEC) was established.

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The National Election Committee (NEC):  http://www.necelect.org.kh
NEC was created to be an independent and neutral institution in organizing and managing the Election of Senate, the Election of National Assembly, the Election of Commune Councils and the Election of Capital/Provincial and Municipality/District/ Khan Councils.

– Download: [Draft Law of National Election Committee (NEC) 2015]

– Download: [White Paper on the 2013 General Election for the 5th Mandate (English Version)]

– Download: [Whit Paper on the 2013 General Election for the 5th Mandate (Khmer Version)]
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The following are the official results issued by the National Election Committee on 08 Sep 2013:

– Download: [The Seat Numbers for Respective Political Party at Province Issued by NEC on 8 Sep 2013]
– Download: [01-The Official Results of Total Votes for Respective Political Party]
– Download: [02-The Official Results of Winning Candidates for the Respresentatives at the National Assembly from Cambidan People’s Party]
– Download: [03-The Official Results of the Winning Candidates for the Representatives at the National Assembly from the Cambodian National Rescue Party]
– Download: [04-The Overall Name List of the Respresentatives at Respective Provinces]
– Download: [05-The Name List of Winning Candidates Arranged by Ages]
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The following are the laws and other regulations related to the general election:

– Download: [Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly and its Amendment revised in January 2013 by NEC]
– Download: [Regulations and Procedures for Election of Members of the National Assembly in Khmer]
– Download: [Regulations and Procedures for Election of Members of the National Assembly in English]
– Download: [General Provision of Electoral Campaign in Khmer]
– Download: [General Provision of Election Campaign in English]

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Further reading on “The First Day of National Election Campaign in 2013″

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The following you may find a list of links to the websites of political parties in Cambodia, but some political parties cannot be found in the web pages:

+ Download: [ Overall Political Plateforms of Each Political Party in the 28 July Election]

1. Cambodian Nationality party: The political party leader is Seng Sokheng.
Download: [Name list of Cambodian Nationality Party Candidates standing for the Upcoming National Election 2013]

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2. Funcinpec Party: Prime Minister Candidate isHer Royal Highness Norodom Arunrasmey
– Website: http://www.funcinpecparty.org/
– Download: [Name list of Funcinpec Party Candidates for the Upcoming National Election 2013]
– Download: [Political Platform of Funcinpec Party]

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3. Democratic Republican Party: The Leader of political Party is Sovan Panhchakseila

Download: [Name list of Democratic Republican Party Candidates for the Upcoming National Election 2013]

rdp

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4. Cambodian People’s Party: Samdech HUN Sen is the Prime Minister Candidate.
– Website: http://www.cpp.org.kh/
– Download: [Name list of Cambodian People’s Party for Upcoming National Election 2013]
– Download: [Political Platform of Cambodian People’s Party]

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5. Khmer Economic Development Party: Huon Chamroeun is the Political Party Leader.

Download: [Name list of Khmer Economic Development Party Candidates for the Upcoming National Election 2013]

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6. Khmer Anti-Poverty Party: the President of the party is Daran Kravanh.
– Website: http://khmerantipovertyparty.com/
– Download: [Name list of Khmer Anti-Poverty Party for the Upcoming National Election 2013]
– Download: [Political Platform of Khmer Anti- Poverty Party]

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7. Cambodian National Rescue Party: Prime Minister Candidate is H.E. Sam Ranisy
– Website: http://www.nationalrescueparty.org/
– Download: [Name List of Cambodian National Rescue Party for the Upcoming National Election 2013]
– Download: [Policy Implementation of Cambodian National Rescure Party]

nrp

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8. League for Democracy Party: Party leader is Mr. Khem Veasna
– Website: http://www.camldp.org/
– Download: [Name list of League for Democracy Party for ther Upcoming National Election 2013]
– Download: [8-Mechnisms of League for Democracy Party]

ldp

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The following you may find the Election Monitoring Organizations and other related: 

Comfrel

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NDI

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  • The International Republican Institute (IRI) began working with political parties in Cambodia in 1992 in anticipation of United Nations-sponsored elections in May 1993. Since that time, IRI has assisted with political party strengthening and youth empowerment, conducted election monitoring, media and civil society development, public opinion research, and promoted legal reform.
    – Website: http://www.iri.org/countries-and-programs/asia/cambodia

IRI

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  • The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) was established in 1997, as Asia’s first regional network of civil society organizations focused on elections and election monitoring.  It strives to promote and support democratization at national and regional levels in Asia. Since it was founded, it has served towards strengthening the democratization of countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor and Indonesia.
    – Website: http://anfrel.org/

ANFREL

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NICFEC

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As there has been a political deadlock after the official result of the 28 July Election, the working groups of both winning political parties – the Cambodian People’s Party and the Cambodia National Rescue Party- have met several times, but there are only two joint statements that seems to be a progress for this political crisis.

– The Joint Statement by both CPP and CNRP- 16 Sep 2013

– The Joint Statement between the CPP and the CNRP on Establishment of the Ad Hoc Committee- 18 Feb 2014

News related:

– from BBC: Cambodia opposition boycott opening of parliament (23 Sep 2013)
– from Aljazeera: Cambodia PM reappointed despite poll row (24 Sep 2013)
– from Cambodia Daily: With Just One Party Present, King Convenes New Parliament (24 Sep 2013)
– from Cambodia Daily: Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled (25 Sep 2013)

No matter any one will vote for any party, those are their rights and those voters are still your friends, your families and your shared blood as Khmer citizens. Since the final goal is a common dream of every voter, then do not take political consideration to value someone, allow it affect on your relations and let the violence occur. Whatsoever, I am still encouraging every person to carry on expressing what they have gotten and share it for the sake of learning and democratization.

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