Cambodia: CNRP seats allocated to smaller parties hinh anh 1National Election Committee deputy secretary-general Som Sorida speaks to reporters. (Source: The Cambodia Daily)

Phnom Penh, November 23 (VNA) – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC), on November 23, submitted to the parliament its allocation of seats of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to other parties.

According to the local online news agency Freshnews, NEC Deputy Secretary General Som Sorida said the 55 seats of the dissolved opposition CNRP have been allocated to five parties – the FUNCINPEC party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, and League for Democracy Party.

He added that the FUNCINPEC party receives a majority of 41 seats.

On November 16, Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the CNRP in response to the Interior Ministry's lawsuit, which accused the party of seriously violating the amended Law on Political Parties, saying it had conspired with foreigners to topple the Government. CNRP leader Kem Sokha was arrested on September 3 on charges of treason while more than half of the party’s leaders left Cambodia.-VNA