NEC Announces Official Results of 3rd-mandate Council Election

The official results of the 3rd Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils, held across the country in late May, was announced this morning by the National Election Committee (NEC).

According to the committee's press release, the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won 3,484 posts of capital, provincial, municipal, district and Khan councils, followed by the Khmer National United Party (KNUP), 38 posts and the FUNCINPEC, 33 posts.

The 3rd Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Council took place on May 26, 2019 with the participation of seven political parties, including CPP, Cambodian Nationality Party, FUNCINPEC, KNUP, Cambodian Youth Party, Khmer Will Party, and Khmer Republican Party. They competed for the 559 seats at capital and provincial councils and 3,555 seats at municipal, district and Khan councils.

About 99.94 percent of the 11,572 eligible voters cast their ballots during the election held under the observation of 1,010 national observers from 19 institutions, most of them from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, as well as 704 political agents from five out of the seven registered political parties.

After the announcement, CPP issued a statement, declaring to accept the official results.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press