Cambodian PM Encourages the Public to Follow NEC’s Announcement of Official Election Results
AKP Phnom Penh, August 15, 2018 —
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, also President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has through his official Facebook page encouraged the public to follow the official results of the 6th National Election to be announced by the National Election Committee (NEC) this evening.
“At 7:30 PM on Aug. 15, 2018, NEC will release the official results of the 6th parliamentary election. The names of the 125 candidates for the next legislature of National Assembly will be announced as well,” he said in a Facebook post this morning.
According to the NEC’s temporary results, CPP won a landslide victory, recalled the Premier, thanking all his compatriots who voted for CPP so that he has the opportunity to continue leading Cambodia toward more progress.
Last Saturday, NEC released the temporary results of the 6th general elections of July 29, 2018, showing that 6,956,900 out of 8.38 million eligible voters, or 83.02 percent, cast their ballots, of which 594,659 were invalid.
CPP received the highest votes of 4,889,113, followed by the royalist FUNCINPEC Party, 374,510, and the League for Democracy Party, 309,364.
Twenty (20) political parties, including CPP, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party, competed in the July 29 political race.
The 6th National Election was conducted under the witness of 79,612 local observers from 112 institutions and 538 international observers from 70 institutions and foreign embassies in Cambodia, up from some 40,000 and 243, respectively in the previous mandate, as well as 79,849 political agents from 14 out of 20 registered political parties.
By Khan Sophirom