Cambodia: Major parties acknowledge results of communal elections hinh anh 1Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at a voting post on June 4 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s major political parties, including the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have acknowledged the results of recent communal elections.

Results were revealed by Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on June 25. The CPP earned victory by winning in 1,156 and the CNRP came second with 489 out of the total 1,646 communes and wards.

In a statement, the ruling CPP predicted it will also win the general election scheduled for July 2018.

The CPP received 3,540,056 votes, or 50.76 percent of total votes cast, with the CNRP receiving 3,056,824, equal to 43.83 percent. The CPP secured 6,503 council seats while the CNRP gained 5,007 seats.

According to the NEC, 90.37 percent of the total 7.8 million eligible voters in Cambodia cast their ballots.

Despite its success, the CPP lost control of more than 430 localities compared to the previous election in 2012.-VNA