CAMBODIAN PM’S PARTY WINS SWEEPING VICTORY IN RECENT GENERAL ELECTION: PROVISIONAL RESULTS

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won a sweeping victory in the July 29 general election, according to provisional results released on Saturday.

Twenty political parties contested in the election.

The National Election Committee (NEC) provisional results indicated that the CPP received 4.88 million votes, or 76.84 percent, of the total valid votes.

The Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh got 374,610 votes, or 5.88 percent, the League for Democracy Party of former opposition lawmaker Khem Veasna earned 309,364 votes, or 4.86 percent, and the Khmer Will Party of former opposition member Kong Monika received 212,669 votes, or 3.34 percent.

NEC said the official results with the allocation of seats in the parliament will be announced on Aug. 15.

Based on the NEC results, the CPP had calculated that it had won all 125 seats in the parliament.

Hun Sen, 67, who has been in power for 33 years, will continue to lead the government for another five years through the victory.

He said earlier this week that a new parliament will be formed on Sept. 5; then, the new parliament will vote for the formation of a new government on Sept. 6.

Source: NAM News Network