Five of the eight political parties contesting seats in next month’s national election on Monday signed an agreement vowing to run clean campaigns and voluntarily disclose their spending practices and sources of election funding. Representatives from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, the League for Democracy, the Khmer Economic De*vel*opment Party and the Republican Democracy Party all signed the pact, while the ruling CPP, Funcinpec and Cambodia Nationality Party were absent from the signing ceremony. The initiative was organized by seven election monitoring and transparency groups as a way to address a lack of legislation
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