Phnom Penh (FN), May 27 – The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation notes the multitude of discourses surrounding Cambodia’s political environment in the run-up to July’s national elections. The spokesperson is obliged to make clarifications to rectify some narratives deemed misleading, unfounded, and politically biased.

"To state that the Candlelight Party is precluded from participating in July’s national elections is incorrect. The fact is that the party itself did not scrupulously observe the electoral law despite repeated notifications and instructions from the competent authorities. Such failure to comply with the registration process is the responsibility of the party as an applicant," according to the press release seen by Fresh News on Saturday (May 27).

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