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9.67 million Cambodians eligible to vote in July general election

English.news.cn   2013-01-04 12:36:51            

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Some 9.67 million Cambodians will be eligible to cast their ballots in the general elections on July 28, the National Election Committee (NEC) announced on Friday.

Havan Sivilay, NEC's member, told a press briefing there will be 19,009 polling stations in the forthcoming elections to elect the 123-seat parliament.

Political parties are required to register their parties and candidates at the NEC from late April to early May, according to a NEC press release.

Cambodia holds a general election once in every five years. The last one was conducted in July 2008.

At that time, the Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won 90 seats in the National Assembly, followed by the Sam Rainsy Party with 26 seats, the Human Rights Party with 3 seats, the Norodom Ranariddh Party and the Funcinpec Party with 2 seats each.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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