Phnom Penh (FN), June 12 – Chairman of National Election Committee (NEC) Sik Bun Hok said that in a democratic country, the opposition party has to accept the truth; allows the ruling party to lead the nation; and constructively criticizes the government.

He also appealed for political tolerances among political parties, according to the NEC's press release on Tuesday.

According to Sik Bun Hok, democracy means people-based governing; the government shall implement in accordance with the laws and the wills of the people.

The special features of democracy include individual freedom; multi political parties; free, fair, and just elections; pluralism; tolerance; peaceful power delegation; a politically neutral government; serving people indiscriminately; check and balance system; good rapports between leaders and citizens; and the rule of law.