Phnom Penh (FN), September 11 - CNRP vice president, Mu Sochua, announced on Monday to not going to vote for the National Assembly lawmakers election in 2018, unless CNRP’s former President Kem Sokha released.

The absence of Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) Vice President in voting does not affect the free, fair, and just election process in Cambodia, according to National Election Committee (NEC)'s spokesman, Hang Puthea.

"The NEC only executed the law. If a party does not participate, while the other parties register to vote, the NEC will still run elections according to the law,” said Hang Puthea.  

"The NEC has fulfilled its function in accordance with the law in which the National Assembly has given the trust to the NEC,” he added.  

Ministry of Interior's spokesman, Khieu Sopheak, claimed that there were more than 40 political parties registered in Cambodia and that more than 10 political parties actively involved and planning to participate next year's elections.