Update: 8:06 A.M.:*
Thousands of people here on Koh Pich for the CPP’s opening campaign rally. Today’s the first day of the campaign period.
(Brendan O’Byrne/The Cambodia Daily) Update: *7:55 A.M.:
There’s a festive spirit south of central Phnom Penh this morning as several hundred CNRP supporters gather on motorbikes, trucks, and SUVs on the newly-inaugurated Hun Sen Boulevard. From here, the parade will slowly snake north and then west of the city over the course of the day.
Police presence is light, with a handful of traffic police and security guards watching over the gathering. Outfitted in matching white shirts and caps emblazoned with the party logo, supporters say their human resources outstrip their financial ones.

“The CNRP had no money–only heart,” said a 45-year-old supporter who identified himself as Vanna.

(Ben Paviour/The Cambodia Daily)
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