NEC Distributes the NA’s 55 Vacant Seats to 5 Political Parties

The 55 vacant seats of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) are distributed to five different political parties in accordance to the amendments to the Law on Election of Members of the National Assembly, said the National Election Committee (NEC) in a press release dated Nov. 22.

The five political parties include the royalist FUNCINPEC Party which gets 41 seats; League for Democracy Party, 6 seats; Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, 5 seats; Cambodian Nationality Party, 2; and Khmer Economic Development Party, 1 seat. The Democratic Republic Party did not obtain any seat as it did not gain enough ballots, it added.

These parties are among the eight political parties that took part in the national election on July 28, 2013.

In that election, CNRP got 2.9 million votes or 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, while the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won 68 seats or 3.23 million votes.

CNRP was dissolved by the Supreme Court of Cambodia on Nov. 16, 2017 for systematically plotting with foreigners against the legal government.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press