|Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 17, 2018 at 3:05 AM|
Despite the international community unanimous voice in praising the elections environment on the Kingdom of Cambodia as conducive to free and impartial elections some interested parties desirous in seeding havoc and conflict, continued to raise questions and to try to falsely present the realities of the Kingdom.
In front of a media slur and outrageous misinformation campaign, destined to taint Cambodia`s people and authorities determination to host free, equal opportunity and transparent elections, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has the final say, closing any honest debate on the subject: The Kingdom will enjoy free and fair elections and the people of Cambodia will have the full opportunity to express their views and decision for the country direction and leadership.
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni ends the debate for any honest observer of Kingdom`s politics: 2018 elections will be democratic and exemplary.
The royal message writes that:
“On this occasion, I would like to solemnly call for all eligible voters to cast their ballots in order to elect national leaders for development and glorious progress in all fields”.
The monarch said the forthcoming election is a free, fair, and confidential election that goes with the liberal multi-party democracy, so the voters should not worry about any pressure or intimidation from anyone or any political party.
“I urge all the compatriots to exercise your rights to vote in according to your own conscience and to freely elect any candidate, any political party that you trust,” King Sihamoni said in a royal message released to the media.
Earlier the international community also praised the election preparations in regard to an outstanding PRESS CODE offering unequal access to the media and citizens to the information and enshrining election transparency as the main factor in these elections and to the regulation for international and national observers that has assured a perfect control of the elections process.
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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:
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Finally, the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has released a video announcing that the July 29 national elections would be regarded as the “best” in Cambodia’s history.
The 14-minute documentary, titled Will the July general election be liberal, pluralistic, and democratic? draws on four points to reach its conclusion.
The election process would be smooth and free, multiparty, open to observers and without violence, the video says.
Noting that there are 20 political parties vying in the elections despite the country only having eight million voters, the video says: “Cambodia is setting another good example for other countries in terms of pluralism, which is the basic principle of a democratic election.”
“In brief,” in continues, “the general election scheduled for July 29, could be considered one of the best elections in Cambodia’s history.
“Best election in the sense that this election will be held with the participation of so many political parties coupled with strict implementation of three main principles – being liberal, pluralistic, and democratic – principles that are the best foundation for an election.
“Last but not least, this coming election will be conducted in a peaceful and nonviolent manner and free from rhetorical quarrel,” the commentator says.
The video ends with the stand that democracy in Cambodia is maturing and that no one can destroy it (the video can be watched here).