Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in the presidential campaign (Source: AFP)
 
Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen held a consultation forum with leaders of 16 political parties on August 21 after his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won a sweeping victory in the election of the 6th parliament.

As many as 20 political parties, including the ruling CPP, contested in the sixth general election on July 29.

Four political parties, including the League for Democracy Party, the Grassroots Democratic Party, the Anti-Poverty Party, and the Motherland Party, did not take part in the consultation forum.

Speaking at the forum, Hun Sen said he met with them in his capacity as the PM, not as the CPP's President.

He expressed his intention to create a Supreme Council for Consultations between the government and political parties in order to seek constructive ideas for national development.

The participation from political parties is really important to develop the nation, he said.

He said a new parliament and a new government will be formed on September 5 and 6, respectively.

On August 15, the National Election Commission confirmed that the CPP won in the sixth National Assembly election with 4,889,113 votes and 125 seats.

The result has opened up a chance for CPP to decide on major country issues in the next five years.-VNA