CPP sweeps all seats in Cambodia’s Senate election: official results hinh anh 1Cambodian voters go to the poll (Source: nationmultimedia)

Phnom Penh (VNA)
– The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has won all 58 seats in the Senate election on February 25, according to official results released by the National Election Committee (NEC) on March 3.

Three other political parties, namely the Funcinpec Party (FCP), the Cambodian Youth Party (CYP), and the Khmer National United Party (KNUP) took part in the election.

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

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

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

At the previous election held in January 2012, the CPP won 46 out of 61 seats. -VNA