Voters in at least two provinces said Tuesday that local government officials are going door to door asking people to fill in and vote for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling CPP on “practice” ballot papers, which they claim is training for the July 28 national election. Election monitors and opposition lawmakers said the action of the local officials amounts to coercion and is also a violation of the election law, which is supposed to ensure that government officials, most of whom are ruling party mem*bers, remain neutral. A Na*tion*al Election Committee (NEC) official disagreed, saying the practice amounted to nothing
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