The Phnom Penh Post gave us a almost no chance of gaining votes in Battambang.
The opposition won the town of Battambang by 17,000 votes. All that from the hard work of the youth.
We won a total of 72,000 votes in the entire province, giving us an extra seat in parliament and shy of just 4,000 votes to take up the 4th seat.
The ruling party was lead by the powerful deputy prime minister who spent $millions. He came to town on the state helicopter. He never had to campaign. He relied solely on the entrenched networks of the ruling party.
They forget that the youth want to look forward and were not born to experience the hardships of the war and the Khmer Rouge.
They also forget that women vote and that to get their votes, candidates have to deliver the message directly through door-to-door and where women gather: markets.
It was exactly what I did.