Cambodia’s ruling party sweeps general elections

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has swept the general elections that were held on July 29, as per the provincial results by the country’s electoral body on Saturday.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) said that the CPP garnered 76.84 per cent of the total votes. While the Funcinpec Party received 5.88 per cent of the votes, the League for Democracy Party and Khmer Will Party got 4.86 per cent and 3.34 per cent respectively.

The Cambodian electoral body said that the official results would be announced on August 15 and the allocation of the seats in the parliament would be declared at that time, Xinhua reported.

A day after the polls were held, the CPP claimed that it had won all the 125 seats in the Cambodian Parliament. Hun Sen, who has been in power for the last 33 years, would again take over the prime ministerial post, further consolidating his power.

Many Cambodian opposition parties alleged that the electoral process had a number of irregularities and accused the CPP of muzzling the media and jailing opposition leaders.

Earlier this week, the 65-year-old Cambodian Prime Minister said that the new Parliament would be convened on September 5 and the new government would be formed by September 6. (ANI)