Since all other parties are weak or breaking up, by default HRP will be the winner: Kem Sokha’s syllogism `
Kem Sokha: HRP’s challenger is the CPP
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Translated from Khmer by Socheata
Kem Sokha, HRP president, who boasted that his party will win the upcoming election, said that only the HRP is the strong challenger to the CPP. Kem Sokha told the Samner Thmei newspaper, in an interview, that based on observation of the current political situation, he has completely surpassed a number of parties, such as the Funcinpec, the SRP, and the NRP who all have seats in the commune councils and the National Assembly, and the only remaining party that he has to challenge is the CPP. Kem Sokha added that if his party surpasses the CPP, then it will win for sure. He asked: why are we focusing on the CPP? Because the NRP cannot provide any challenge since its president remains in exile overseas, and on top that, he has a bad personal history as well. As for the Funcinpec party which the public used to vote for, it is now broken, and the SRP is also starting to break up. He said that based on his observation, the SRP does not bring anything new for the public to be confident that it can beat the CPP in the future. Therefore, only the HRP can be expected to be a challenger to the CPP.