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PM Hun Sen Calls for No Violence in Upcoming Elections

PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for no violence, including both physical or verbal violence, in the upcoming local elections, in order to maintain the dignity and neutrality of the voting process. He made this remark while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the achievements made during Phase 4 of the Flood Protection Project in Phnom Penh, improving the city’s canal-drainage system, on Wednesday morning (20 April).

The Prime Minister said that next month marks the beginning of the election campaign season, with all political parties running in the election set to start their campaigns in public places. In this regard, he ordered the relevant authorities to facilitate all political parties, whether ruling or non-ruling, to have the same right to campaign for their members. He also called for stability and non-violence during the entirety of the campaign and election process.

He said, "I would like to call on all parties to maintain their efforts so that the people can vote and choose freely. Love whichever party, love whichever candidate, and vote for that candidate.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also the President of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), has announced that he will not participate in campaigns during this election season, and leaves local party officials to campaign for their own respective votes.

The 5th Commune/District Elections of 2022 will be held on 5 June, with 17 political parties registered to run, while the election campaign will begin on 21 May

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