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Philippines congratulates Cambodia on peaceful election

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Prime Minister Hun Sen and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chat at the Peace Palace in 2016. KT/ Mai Vireak.

The Philippine government congratulated Cambodia for holding a peaceful and orderly election on July 29, saying that it is committed to working with a new government.

In the statement issued on August 5, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said that the Philippine government and its people hailed Cambodia on its peaceful election.

“On behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte and Filipino people, I wish to congratulate the Cambodian government and its people on the peaceful and orderly conduct of its recent national election,” said Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

“The Philippines remains committed to working with Cambodia in further enhancing friendly ties and in deepening cooperation at the bilateral, regional, and international levels,” he said.

China and Russia also issued the statements in support of the poll but the US, Australia, European Union, France and England issued their statements expressing their concerns over the election, claiming it was not free or fair due to the absence of the CNRP and a crackdown on civil society organization.

According to the National Election Committee’s preliminary results, the CPP secured roughly 4.8 million votes, dwarfing its two closest competitors, the Funcinpec party with 373,526 votes and the League for Democratic party with 308,292 votes.

Based on its own calculations, the CPP said it secured all 125 seats in the National Assembly after garnering 77.78 percent of all valid ballots.

The NEC is scheduled to announce the results on August 11.


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