Opposition leader Sam Rainsy registered his name on the National Election Committee’s (NEC) voter list in Phnom Penh on Monday, opening the door for him to be instated on the CNRP’s list of lawmakers as early as next year. Mr. Rainsy’s name was removed from the voter list in November 2012 on the grounds that he was a convicted criminal. After he received a Royal Pardon and re*turned to the country just days before the July 28 national election, both the NEC and National Assembly said it was too late for him to be put back onto voter rolls.