The National Election Committee (NEC) on Wednesday closed the official voter registration period, which lasted for 20 days and saw more than 170,000 people added and nearly 100,000 names struck from the voter list. The list has been heavily criticized by election monitors, who say the compilation of it—largely by hand—is the reason so many people’s names were erroneously missing from it on election day in July. “There were 174,105 names added and 98,468 were deleted from the voter list in 1,616 out of the 1,633 communes nationwide,” said NEC Secretary-General Tep Nytha. Despite nearly 100,000 names having
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