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Rainsy Claims NEC Under CPP Pressure

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy blamed the National Election Committee’s decision to delay the release of preliminary results Monday night on pressure from the CPP....

CPP’s ‘35’ Seem Set to Take Takeo Commune

takeo town - “Thirty-five,” a be­spectacled woman shouted out from the counting table, holding up the ballot for all to see. “Thirty-four,” a man...

Thais Doubt Investors Will Heed Election

A survey of prominent executives in Thailand said there is little belief Sunday’s election will boost investment in Cambo­dia, a Thai newspaper re­ported Sunday....

Finance Minister Gives Tenure Mixed Review Himself Mixed Grades Review

For the past 46 months, Keat Chhon has had one of the more difficult jobs in Cambodia. As the country’s top finance of­ficial, he has...

Ung Huot, Democratically, Stands in Line

Just after 7:30 am Sunday, First Prime Minister Ung Huot and his wife, Ung Malis Yvonne, took their positions at the back of a...

Hun Sen Calls Poll Victory for Cambodians

takhmau - Second Prime Mi­nister Hun Sen said the elections mark a “victory” for Cam­bodians, especially coming just a year after the bloody clashes...

Rainsy Slams JIOG, but Says He’ll Accept Observer Consensus

kompong cham town - Moments be­fore casting his ballot in Sun­day’s elections, opposition leader Sam Rainsy slammed the Joint Inter­national Observer Group’s positive assessment...

Prince Hopes for Free Polls After ‘Acceptable’ Campaign

kompong cham town - Deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh said Sunday he is optimistic the elections will be deemed free and fair,...

Siem Reap Observers Worry About Intimidation

siem reap town - Siem Reap’s voters turned out early at polling stations, and there were no conflicts between approved observer groups and those...

Villagers Wade Through Elections They Know Little About

poum dy prampi, Siem Reap Pro­vince - They came by rick­ety dinghy and hooded longboat, using floating vessels that are their homes and workplaces...

Some Confused, Some Hot, but Most Excited To Cast Vote

sisophon, Banteay Meanchey province - Meas Yin was happy to come to vote but wasn’t sure what to do. She took the ballot paper,...

Tidal Wave Turns to Trickle as Phnom Penh Votes Early

It started in the morning with a crush and ended with a straggle. Eager Phnom Penh voters stood in line at 7 am, shading themselves...

Election Fraud Concerns Switch to Vote-Counting Centers

As polling came to a close Sun­day, attention shifted to the counting process and fears that fraud could thwart the will of the voters....

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...

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