Thursday, October 31, 2013

Disenfranchised Votes Point to Potentially Different Election Result

NEC Secretary-General Tep Nytha rejected the finding that  29.5 percent of eligible voters failed in their attempts to vote, arguing in­stead that the people who claimed they were disenfranchised must nev­er have registered in the first place.

By Lauren Crothers - October 30, 2013

The Washington-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Tuesday shared initial findings from a survey carried out across the country in the wake of July’s national election, which found that one-third of the country’s eligible voters could not vote on election day.

Laura Thornton, the NDI’s country director, said the survey was conducted nationwide to assess the impact of candidate debates organized by NDI, and also to understand people’s experiences on voting day in the wake of widespread reports of irregularities and complaints that people were unable to vote.

The survey, conducted by the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) found that “29.5 percent of citizens attempted to vote on election day, but were unable to.” This amounts to about one-third of eligible voters.

“Of citizens unable to vote, 32.6 percent were unable to find their names on the list,” while “15.2 percent said they were prevented from voting by polling officials.”

Coupled with the 300,000-vote difference between the ruling CPP and the opposition CNRP, “this number of disenfranchised voters had the po­tential to have changed the outcome of the elections,” Ms. Thornton said.

The CNRP, which won 55 seats to the CPP’s 68 seats, is presently boycotting the National Assembly.

The failure of any adequate response to the problem is as alarming as the problem itself,” she added.

“There was never a proper, thorough, and independent investigation into disenfranchisement either before, when ample evidence of the problem was presented, or following the elections.”

She said that the National Election Committee (NEC) had, in fact, “obstructed” citizens from obtaining in­formation about their place on the voter list by preventing political parties access to the list and failing to post it at village level.

“Disenfranchisement to such a scale indicates such flaws in the election system to require fundamental reforms, reforms that will not only guarantee but also facilitate the right to vote for citizens,” Ms. Thornton said in an email.

The cumbersome, and susceptible to manipulation, registration process in particular has made voting in Cambodia a difficult privilege (for some) to obtain, not an endowed right as it should be.”

Speaking by telephone, NEC Secretary-General Tep Nytha said he had not seen the report, which he said was a “personal” project of the CAS.

He rejected the finding that 29.5 percent of eligible voters failed in their attempts to vote, arguing in­stead that the people who claimed they were disenfranchised must nev­er have registered in the first place.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Lok LY Diep barks... attacks ! Mr. Sam is here !

No one asked you to believe in him !

Anonymous said...

NEC has nothing more to say than just denying and accusing the voters for not registered in the first place. But that is a total lie. What about the people that have been voting all the time and could not find their names? It is time for NEC TO GO. They are up to no good, incompetent and politically biased. These are old schooled people who pretend to more than just simply retard.

Anonymous said...


With this Yuon slave CPP party, the only way to win is to stay with what is right.

You made one big mistake before the election by participating the election without the NEC’s overhaul first.

Before the election and after Sam Rainsys return, I suggested to the CNRP to switch from campaigning to making the demonstration until the election day to reform the NEC. By making the nationwide demonstration until the election day, the people could not cast their vote, thus the Yuon slave CPP party could not proclaim itself as the winner. At that time, the CPP, under domestic and international pressure, would have NO choice but to accept the NEC’s reform. And with the new NEC, the CNRP would have been officially the winner today.

That was the CNRP’s past mistake and my solution that I have offered to the CNRP was 100% right.

Now, after the election.
What must the CNRP do to claim the victory?

Khmer people have warned the CNRP not to negotiate with the crook CPP because they don’t want the CNRP to have the same fate as the FUNCINPEC.

But the CNRP opted to negotiate with the CPP asking for the President of Assembly post for balance of power ( ???) while the 2 parties tried to investigate the election’s irregularities.

By asking for the President of the Assembly position, the CNRP sent the wrong signal to CPP and Khmer people were perplexed by such demand.

My own opinion: the CNRP should keep thing simple by focusing only on the formation of the investigation committee.

Why does the CNRP need the President of the National Assembly ? How long would the independent committee take to find the problems with the election’s fraud ? Simply stupid.

The CPP has capitalized the CNRP’s mistake by successfully diverting the people’s attention on something else beside the investigation, frustrating the CNRP’s supporters.

To go forward, in order to succeed, the CNRP must drop all the precondition crabs and pinpoint to only one subject to negotiate: the formation of an independent committee to investigate the fraudulent election. That’s it. Courteous but firm.

Bun Thoeun

Anonymous said...

NEC and CPP Parliment Members are all CRIMINALS, simple as that.

They're careless about anything except MONEY&POWER. They're DIRTY Vietcong DOGS, so the blame games will continue until Khmer peoples remove them from power.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

អាតិរិច្ឆានជាម យៀបនិងអាសត្វធាតុឈាងវុននឹងត្រូវរន្ទះបាញ់ងាប់ធ្លាក់នរកទាំងពូជនៅពេលឆាប់ៗនេះហើយ ដូច្នេះកុំប្រកាន់សំដីឆ្កួតរបស់វាអី ម្យាងទៀតក្រុមបក្សពួកលួចបន្លំសន្លឹកឆ្នោតប្លន់ឆន្ទះរាស្រ្ត និងមេកើយរបស់វា កនឹងមានវាសនាដូចវាអព្ចាឹងដែរគឺត្រូវរន្ទះបាញ់ងាប់និងក្រឡាប់ឡានងាប់តៃហោងទាំងពូជ

Anonymous said...

I vote Bun Thoeun for the next PM of Cambodia!!!
I am dead effing serious.

Anonymous said...

5:52 AM,

Your MAMA! Ah Chhkae Yuon.

Anonymous said...


Avec la partie CPP, la seule façon de gagner est de rester avec ce qui est juste .

Vous avez fait une grosse erreur avant l'élection en participant aux élections sans la révision de la NEC.

Avant l'élection et après le retour de Sam Rainsys, j'ai proposé au CNRP de passer de la campagne et faire la démonstration jusqu'à ce que le jour de l'élection pour presser le CPP de réformer le NEC . En faisant de la manifestation nationale jusqu'à ce que le jour de l'élection , les gens ne pouvaient pas voter , donc la partie du CPP ne pouvait se proclamer le vainqueur. A cette moment, le CPP , sous la pression nationale et internationale, n'aurait d'autre choix que d'accepter la réforme de la NEC . Et avec le nouveau NEC , le CNRP aurait été officiellement vainqueur aujourd'hui .

Cela etait l'erreur du passé du CNRP et ma solution que j'ai offert à la CNRP a été de 100 % juste.

Maintenant, après l'élection.
Que doit faire le CNRP pour réclamer la victoire ?

Le peuple khmer ont averti le CNRP de ne pas négocier avec le CPP parce qu'ils ne veulent pas le CNRP d'avoir le même sort que le FUNCINPEC .

Mais le CNRP a choisi de négocier avec le CPP et demander la poste du Président de l'Assemblée Nationale pour l'équilibre du pouvoir ( ? ? ) tandis que les 2 parties ont tenté d'enquêter sur les irrégularités de l'élection.

En demandant la poste du Président de l'Assemblée Nationale, le CNRP a envoyé le mauvais signal au CPP, et le people Khmer étaient perplexes devant une telle demande.

Ma propre opinion : le CNRP devrait garder chose simple en se concentrant uniquement sur ​​la formation de la commission d'enquête .

Pourquoi le CNRP voudrait avoir la poste du président de l'Assemblée nationale ? Combien de temps que le comité indépendant prendrait pour trouver les problèmes liés à la fraude de l'élection? Simplement stupide de la part du CNRP.

Le CPP a capitalisé une erreur du CNRP en détournant avec succès l'attention des gens sur d'autre chose à côté de l'enquête, frustrer les partisans du CNRP .

Pour réussir dans le future, le CNRP doit déposer tous les crabes de condition préalable et d'identifier d'un seul sujet à négocier: la formation d'une commission indépendante pour enquêter sur l'élection frauduleuse. C'est tout. Courtois mais ferme.

Bun Thoeun

( I got google to translate but I have to make correction. Many mistakes )

Anonymous said...

Eh... here's one good new thing that I want all compatriots Khmer to judge it as:
“The Kingdom founded injustice never last," said Seneca, Raman philosopher, in 2000 year ago.
And as if the right spot are pushed in the right time, Change will cure or occur of the Khmer's crisis from today toward on while we still have some good proponents from the real world... as like U.S., UN, E.U,and International watchdog,etc. they kept watching or backing up on our nation . Especially on the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) is a key rolling to challenge with CPP’s gov might as well.
Now it comes to question as : can we live on our dreams under the new chapter of the CNRP or not since the CPP's party's youn lost their face already according to many sources providers such as COMFREL, NDI, CAS.

So right now it's about a time for the Kingdom of Shi.. And A Hay Phoc/H.S should leave their office soon. And let's forget with what they want us to follow their unconstitutional rule since they had been a bad leaders and damaged a huge lot of our nation already, and that because of their power greedy that's why they committed to have chosen wrong input from Communist Youn/Chen. Seriously “YOUN.”
Remember! The dirty tricks of A Han Noi always had been advancing ahead for us to follow them. So we must be careful and need to watch them closely from now on and do not ever let them be fooled us any more (e.g. ;) The past of many events happened in P.P. and Funcinpec's party. Since this time, they were totally lost their entire asses and face to be leading completely into the whole of nation Khmer and in the world too after the 5th of national election done it so far, but they didn't want to transfer the power to the CNRP right away, instead, rather than to do a negotiation as like this and that and so that they might have much more time to rethink of which way to confront with CNRP once again. Should have known as today youn they got their plans setting up completely on controlled of every things on Khmer land, looking to their part of investment, for fact.

Reas Khmer

Anonymous said...

6:19 AM Your MAMA is Ah Chhkae Yuon TOO.

Anonymous said...

The destiny of CPP (Youn Party) will be end in near by the future if Cambodia hold the free and fair election.

Anonymous said...

Bun Thoeun or 5:30AM:

I also did post my poem before the ELECTION day warning that if CNRP would join the ballot, it would get
BARE Butt. It had been posted on FaceBook.


Anonymous said...

sounded more like the system failed them. it is right to urge reform with the electoral system. it ought to be improved so next election, people who are eligible to vote get to vote. the system needs to be improved or reformed. also when the system is improved and reformed, the people who are put in charge of the voting station cannot cheat either. that's how they can improve or reform the system, make it hard for people in charge to cheat the voters as well and voters who are eligible get to vote! they must do it better as the election is every 5 years. each time must be better! that's what everybody needs to push for a total overhaul in the voting system. cambodia's political system depends on improving it!

Anonymous said...

experiment something that will work for cambodia.

Anonymous said...

Here was the fact my grandmother pass away before the election and when my relative when to check they inform us that she have "already voted" then my cousins whom have her name check in the NEC register list 1 month prior to the election date. Then on the election date they when and found their names has been removed from the voters list, simply because they knew my cousin was CNRP supporters? how many of this case replicated across the country?
My guess in regards to those would voted on behalf of my dead grandmother what for the CPP? Because only the NEC allow such thing to happened. They the NEC are the root cause of these political stalemate & they should be made accountable or to me this is a civil case they should be audited and sentence or pay a halty fine for miss-management and corruption in favor of the CPP.

Anonymous said...

6:21 AM Google won't translate accurate it a flip-flop translator anyhow if one will make it correct but not 2,3,4 and etc. will not work properly.

Anonymous said...

if our current leaders can't work together to solve our national problem, imagine how can they be effective and competent in leading our country. these little thing show the bigger picture. show khmer people leaders are smart, wise, competent and effective. this is how khmer people expect of their leaders from now on!

Anonymous said...

7:39am, good point, i just wanted to say perhaps google people should study and come up with a khmer formula so all khmer translation on google, etc will be uniformed and correct, grammatically speaking in khmer language, that is! yes, in khmer language, the order of adjective, etc is not like in english, that's the hint! you need to come up with a formula for the khmer language in order to translate correctly into khmer, otherwise, you get a wacky translation because keep in mind, translating khmer language is not literal. i can't emphasize enough that google should look into coming up with a formula for translating khmer. do get khmer linguist experts to help you with it!

Anonymous said...

Ah Tep nytha and Em sourdsey were thieves working for Cpp-Hanoi's congchor [dogs] these two were uneducates thugs like most of Cpp crooks were as kisser doesn't have consciences as a man nor humanbeing,they both can denied all they want but the truth was founding by across country survey from real Ca mbodians people,the truth is hurting,right!? And the truth shall set you free,do you understand that ah Tep Nytha/ah sourdsey,Your day is number####! Bark all you want...!


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


7:09 AM
Thank You. I saw your comment too.

Bun Thoeun.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Bun Thoeun.

9:20 AM

I also warned the CNRP that NEC and Hun/Cpp are Viets' agents and that, the election results will be based on a fixed outcome, why? because Hun said that he will be in power until his 90s.


Anonymous said...

This NEC committee must step down as this committee never explain anything to any report but denies to other allegation with clarification.

It indicated committee does not capacity to remedy for furthe progress o th election.

Not worth to keep , only waste budget to seve people BUT HUN SEN.


Anonymous said...

Culture of denocide?

Anonymous said...

អាខ្វាក់សម រង្សី អាឯង
គេដឹង ដល់អាចម៍! អាអាចម៍!

Anonymous said...

All Khmer for the democracy must also be firm along with the leaders, in order for overcoming the aggression of the today unfair society, that's formed organized by the lawlessness colonized government!

Stimulated ourselves, as we all Khmer!
Stay firm!
Stand firm!
Stick with our goal!
Start with our present and future plan!
Stage by stage performing, the new constitutional disposal move nearer!
Strike by strike for our achievement!

Anonymous said...

ជយោ! សមេ្តចបណ្ឌិតអគ្គមហាសេនាបតីតេជោ ហ៊ុន សែន វរ្ម័នទី១ ជាទេវតានៃកម្ពុជា!!!