Representatives of both the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the ruling CPP said Tuesday that they were planning massive rallies in Phnom Penh for Thursday—when the official campaign period commences—despite a ban on campaigning in large parts of the city. Ministry of Interior spokes*man Lieutenant General Khieu Sopheak said that the ministry would enforce the ban on campaigning, which was requested by Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong and effectively prevents political parties from conducting any activities along the city’s main thoroughfares and around many public parks and markets. “They [City Hall] are right to [request this ban].
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