Cambodia – Legislative elections (July 23, 2023)


France takes note of the results of the recent legislative elections held in Cambodia. We regret that these elections took place in the absence of the main opposition party, the Candlelight Party, which was not authorized to register for them, to the detriment of the elections’ pluralistic nature.

We call for the release of the members of the opposition party who are being detained and urge the Cambodian authorities to respect the fundamental rights that are necessary for the re-establishment of democracy, in accordance with the provisions of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and the Cambodian Constitution.