The election of the sixth National Assembly of Cambodia took place from 7am to 3pm on July 29, with voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent. 

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) announced on July 30 that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won the most votes in the general election on July 29, with more than 4.8 million or 76.78 percent.

The CPP was followed by the National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC) with 373,500 votes (5.88 percent); the League for Democracy Party (LDP) with 308,000 votes (4.86 percent); and the Khmer Will Party (KWP) with 212,000 votes (3.35 percent).

The remaining political parties received from more than 8,000 votes to 100,000 votes, or somewhere between 0.14 and 1.56 percent.

The NEC plans to announce preliminary results on August 11 and the official results on August 15 so long as there are no complaints raised.

The committee also stated on July 30 that any results or information regarding the general election are not official if they are not released by the committee itself.

The committee had previously announced Cambodia’s general election a great success with voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent. 

The figure is much higher than that of the previous election held in 2013, which was just over 69.6 percent. 

The election of the sixth National Assembly took place from 7am to 3pm on July 29.

According to the NEC, nearly 100,000 observers of the 20 participating political parties and 112 domestic social and civil organisations, as well as 500 international observers from 42 countries monitored the election. About 900 reporters, including close to 100 international reporters, were in Cambodia to cover the event. –VNA