Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 7 – The delegation of the International Conference of the Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) issued a statement to confirm that Cambodia’s 5th communal election, which took place on 5 June 2022, has been peacefully conducted in a free, fair, transparent and inclusive manner.
“The delegation noted that the voter turnout rate was well over 79.9 percent of the voter registration list, signifying the active participation of the Cambodian people in its political and democratic process, particularly in upholding the values of human rights, and principles of democracy. However, despite some complaints received by the NEC, the delegation did not see any incidents that may substantively undermine the process or the results of this 2022 communal election,” according to the statement seen by Fresh News on Tuesday (Jun 7).
“In conclusion, the delegation trustfully believes that the election has been peacefully conducted in a free, fair, transparent and inclusive manner. The delegation observed that this 5 June 2022 communal election has been held in line with universal direct suffrage by secret ballot and in accordance with the principle of multi-party democracy, rule of law and universal human rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Cambodia and international human rights instruments to which Cambodia is a party.”
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