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Observers Denied Access in Some Poll Stations

Although crowded polls were the biggest distraction Sunday, observers reported scattered problems of being denied access. In general, observer groups were still processing initial...

Minimal Violations Reported as Voters Rush Poll Stations

Cambodians turned out en masse, in some cases mobbing polling stations, to vote in historic elections Sunday in hopes of giving the country a...

Ambush Fails to Dampen Massive Turnout

Khmer Rouge Said To Kill at Least 8 Near Anlong Veng Forces believed to be Khmer Rouge guerrillas launched a deadly Sunday morning attack in...

Cambodians Excitedly Prepare for the Vote

takeo town - Mei Kosal and his wife Nud Sarat arrived at their pagoda polling station a full day early. But they just had...

Poll Chief Ready; Villagers Remain Mum

anlong romeat commune, Kan­dal province - Som Soeun, the chief of the com­mune election commission here, knows the election laws like a farmer knows...

Group Says Poll Could be Credible—Not Fair

On the eve of historic and high-stakes national elections, the head of a leading national watchdog group said that widespread intimidation has made it...

Election Begins Amid Controversy, Hesitant Hope

NEC Boots 2 Nat’l Observer Groups At Last Minute kompong cham town - With less than 16 hours before the polls open, electoral officials and...

Kinnock Demands Observer Probe

battambang town - The EU’s special representative called Friday for an investigation into the large number of national observers accredited for Sunday’s elections, while...

Campaign Ends Noisily in Capital

Thousands of people took to the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday to march for peace or support their favorite candidate, marking the end...

JIOG Avoids Speaking of ‘Free, Fair’

But Poll Can Be ‘Broadly Representative’ of Nation Despite violence and intimidation of voters, Sunday’s elections can be “broadly representative” of the people’s will if...

Kompong Speu Village Silent on Election

spean tau village, Kompong Speu province - Residents here said Thursday that they have no idea what party will get the most votes from...

Thousands Cheer at B’Bang CPP Rally

tmar kol town, Battambang province - The helicopter hovered above the 30,000-strong crowd.  Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng waved from the sky to the mass...

Marchers’ Platform Is Peace

His shaven head glistening with sweat as he squinted under the shade of a placard, Chum Sophal had been walking for seven hours by...

Int’l Rights Groups Denounce Violence Violence

Two international human rights groups Friday condemned the violence and intimidation leading up to Sunday’s poll, and one of them warned of retribution once...

Sihanoukville Candidate Runs Into Old Friends, Foes

sihanoukville - In a small town like Sihanoukville, it’s hard for candidates to avoid each other. At breakfast Friday, no sooner had Minister of Industry...

Rainsy Fears CPP Fraud

kompong cham town - Sam Rainsy said early Friday that na­tio­nal and international observers will be unable to prevent widespread voting fraud in favor...

Prince Rules Out Job in Hun Sen-Headed Gov’t

sihanoukville - Prince Norodom Ranariddh said Friday he would not accept any government post in a CPP-Funcinpec ruling coalition led by Hun Sen.  “With Hun...

Ballot-Box Fears Bring Back Memories of 1993

After surprisingly peaceful polling days in 1993, scattered violence and intimidation erupted as the CPP refused to recognize the results.  With just two days to...

By Kay Johnson the cambodia daily

After a month of kilometer-long truck convoys, blaring loudspeakers and thousands of posters tacked up on tree trunks, the 1998 campaign season ends today...

Key Election Groups Get NEC Priority

But Nat’l Observers Still Being Added The National Election Com­mittee issued a formal order Thursday to give priority to Cam­bodian election observers from the three...

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