Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has won all 125 parliamentary seats in a July 29 general election (Source: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s National Election Committee on the evening of August 15 announced that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has won all 125 parliamentary seats in a July 29 general election.

According to the committee, 6,956,900 out of 8,380,217 potential voters, or 83.02 percent of the voting population, cast their ballots in the election.

The CPP received 4,889,113 votes, or 76.85 percent, of valid votes. The remaining votes were shared among other 19 parties but none of them won seats in the National Assembly.

This is the first time the CPP has swept up all seats in the parliament since the election in 1993, thus opening up opportunities for the Party to make major decisions and policies for the country over the next five years.

Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on August 8 that the sixth National Assembly will convene on September 5 under the chair of King Norodom Sihamoni.

The legislative body is scheduled to cast votes of confidence to establish the sixth Government on September 6. The new Government will meet for the first time a day later. –VNA