Cambodia: CPP triumphs in Senate election
Updated : Monday, February 26, 2018 2:59 PM (GMT+0700)

TheCambodian People’s Party (CPP) has a landslide victory in the fourth Senateelection held from 7am to 15pm on February 25, winning all 58 contested seats. 

 
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Hun Sen has a landslide
victory in the fourth Senate election - Photo: EPA

The National ElectionCommittee (NEC) announced the result of the preliminary vote counting later thesame day. 

The Senate has 62 seats, butthe vote was held for 58 seats only, as two senators will be appointed by KingNorodom Sihamoni and two others by the National Assembly. 

Earlier, the NEC said some11,670 out of 11,695 voters or 99.79 percent went to the poll. 

Four parties took part inthe vote, including the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the Funcinpec Party(FCP), the Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) and the Khmer National United Party(KNUP). 

A total of 276 observersfrom 12 non-governmental organisations monitored the election. 

The election’s officialresult is scheduled to be announced on March 3. 

At the previous electionheld in January 2012, the CPP won 46 out of 61 seats.

Source:VNA

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