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Ruling party draws number one for Senate election

Khuon Narim / Khmer Times Share:
A board showing the numbering for political parties after the ballot for the Senate election. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has drawn the number one spot among the four political parties contesting the ballot for the February 25 Senate elections.

The National Election Committee on Monday announced the result of the public draw to determine the order in which political parties are listed on the ballots for the February 25 Senate election.

The ruling CPP has the number one spot, followed by the Cambodian Youth Party in number two, the Khmer National United Party in number three and the fourth place went to the royalist Funcinpec party.

The draw was done by the Supreme Patriarchs, Nun Ngeth and Bour Kry.

“The result to determine the line-up on the ballots is very important for the four political parties and helps voters identify the political parties they like,” said Sik Bunhok, the chairman of the NEC.

There are 62 senate seats to be filled. Fifty-eight are elected by the commune councilors, two are appointed by the King and two by the National Assembly.

Of the almost 12,000 commune councilors, more than 5,000 former CNRP commune seats were reallocated by the NEC and the majority, 4,558, went to the CPP.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper.

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