The National Election Committee (NEC) announced the national election preliminary results on Saturday, August 11. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party secured a landslide victory.
The voter turnout was 83.02 percent, i.e. 6,956,900 valid and 59,469 invalid votes.
The CPP dwarfed all other parties by garnering 4,889,113 votes (77.36 percent) of all valid ballots. The three closest competitors were Funcinpec with 374,510 votes, the League for Democracy Party with 309,364 votes, and The Khmer Will Party with 212,869 votes.
The NEC received 2,638 complaints about the election and ballot counting, which have been investigated and resolved.
The Provincial Election Commission in Kampot wanted to fine five people $1250 each for their alleged involvement in a campaign to boycott the election.
The NEC contradicted and dropped the charges because their guilt is not convincingly proven. It seems that an unidentified person posted the boycott appeal on Facebook.