Cambodians Head to the Polls for Local Elections

Slightly more than 7 million Cambodians, or nearly 90 percent of registered voters, turned out for commune council polls on June 4, 2017—a record turnout in a test of public opinion ahead of 2018 general elections.


A political activist shows her dipped finger after casting her ballot. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany dip their fingers in indelible ink after casting their ballots. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


Cambodian Royal Gendarmeries on standby for security intervention on Election Day. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


A man waits for a ballot after having his identification documents verified by election officials. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


A woman waits for a ballot after having her identification documents checked in front of election officials and political representatives. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


Police officers arrange security for voters inside a polling station. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


Election officials pour out ballots for counting after polls close. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


Voters wait outside a primary school in a Phnom Penh suburb to monitor the ballot counting process after polls close. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA


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