Preliminary results of the Senate election released today by the ruling party showed that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won by a landslide, garnering all seats.
According to the preliminary results released by the National Election Committee, the CPP received 11,202 votes, the Cambodian Youth Party 3 votes, the Khmer National United Party 182 votes and Funcinpec 276 votes.
The results also showed that all 58 seats of the Senate were taken by the ruling CPP while other three political parties won no seats.
The election of Senate members is non-universal, with votes cast only by members of parliament and commune councilors.
The NEC started to open the 33 polling stations on Sunday morning in eight regions across the country.
Commune councilors and lawmakers cast their votes at the stations early in the morning and most of the stations closed before its 3pm deadline.
The NEC has allowed 12 associations and NGOs with a total of 276 observers to oversee the electoral process. There are 58 seats in the Senate divided into eight regions.
Full story in Monday’s paper