Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam congratulates Cambodia on the successful organisation of the election of the country’s sixth National Assembly on July 29, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

Hang made the statement in response to reporters’ query regarding Cambodia’s general election at the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference on August 2.

The spokesperson noted that the election took place in a safe, free and democratic manner with a high rate of turnout, demonstrating the trust of Cambodian voters in the country’s development future.

“As a neighbouring country with sound traditional ties with Cambodia, Vietnam believes that following the success, Cambodia will continue to gain greater achievements in building a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation,” Hang said.

She emphasised that Vietnam is confident that the traditional friendship and sustainable comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Cambodia will continue to be strengthened in the time ahead, benefiting people of the two nations.

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

According to Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC), the voter turnout was estimated at 82.17 percent. 

The figure is much higher than that of the previous election held in 2013, which was over 69.60 percent. 

Twenty political parties contested in the Sunday's general election. The NEC announced on July 30 that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won the most votes in the general election with more than 4.8 million votes 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 to 100,000 votes, or somewhere between 0.14 and 1.56 percent.-VNA