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A woman votes at a polling station in Phnom Penh during the commune election on June 5, 2022. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

For Overseas Khmer Citizens, Voting Requires a Costly Trip Home

Sopheara is one of an estimated 1 to 2 million overseas Cambodians, whom the National Election Committee (NEC) called on last week to return to vote in the July 23 elections, but civil society groups say the high costs of travel mean this is an unrealistic option for most workers.
Hun Manet, commander of the Cambodian Royal Army, is slated to run as the CPP’s leading candidate for Phnom Penh. (Hun Manet Facebook)

Hun Manet to Run as Candidate in National Assembly Elections

Hun Manet will run as the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) leading candidate for the Phnom Penh national assembly in the July elections, according to a March 31 letter signed by his father, Prime Minister Hun, in his role as the party president. The letter was confirmed by CPP spokesperson Sok Eysan.