Ruling CPP wins majority of votes in Cambodia’s general election
Updated : Monday, July 30, 2018 10:52 AM (GMT+0700)

Theruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won some 4.2 million out of more than 6.8million votes in the country’s general election on July 29, or 61.7 percent,according to the party.

Cambodian Prime Minister and CPP President Hun Sen visits a polling station in Phnom
Penh on July 29 - Photo: AFP/VNA

The number of votes was muchhigher than that the CPP gained in the 2013 election which stood at 48.83percent. 

The CPP was followed by theGrassroots Democratic Party (GDP) with over 560,000 votes, the National UnitedFront for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Cooperative Cambodia(FUNCINPEC) with 326,000 votes, the League for Democracy Party (LDP) with268,000 votes and Khmer Will Party (KWP) with 183,000 votes.

Previously, the NationalElection Committee (NEC) announced Cambodia’s general election was a success withthe voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent. 

The figure is much higherthan that of the previous election held in 2013, which was over 69.60percent. 

The election of the sixthNational Assembly took place from 7am to 3pm on July 29.

National Police Chief ofCambodia Neth Savoeun said there was no violence during the election.

The same day, CambodianPrime Minister and CPP President Hun Sen thanked voters for participating inthe election on his Facebook page. 

Twenty political partiescompeted for 125 seats in the parliament. More than 8.38 million votersregistered to join the election.

According to NEC, nearly100,000 observers of the 20 participating political parties and 112 domesticsocial and civil organisations, as well as 500 international observers from 42countries monitored the election. About 900 reporters, including close to 100international reporters, came to Cambodia to cover the event.

The NEC plans to announcepreliminary results on August 11 and official results on August 15 in case ofno complaints from political parties.


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