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Council election results released

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Nuth Sokhom, vice president of the NEC, observes his staffers as they review election results. KT/Khem Sovannara

The National Election Committee today issued official results of the sub-national elections, showing only three parties out of seven parties that contested the polls on May 26 won seats.

According to the National Election Committee, the CPP won the majority of seats, followed by the Khmer National Unity Party and Funcinpec.

“The ruling CPP received the most seats with 3,484 posts at capital, provincial, municipal, district and Khan Councils, KNU got 38 posts and Funcinpec got 33 seats,” the NEC said.

The NEC also noted that the elections went smoothly and were free of any violence.

The CPP issued a statement in support of the results.

“This is a new part of history for Cambodia, which shows Cambodia’s strong commitment to pursuing unilateral moves on a path of peace, liberal democracy, multi-party democracy and development,” the CPP statement noted. “The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) officially supports the official results of the council elections.”

The statement added the results show that CPP members trust their party to continue moving the Kingdom in the right direction.

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