NEC reveals preliminary election results

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The interior of a polling station for the national election. KT/Chor Sokunthea

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.

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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.


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  1. 4,889,113 votes for CPP is not 77.36% of the 6,956,900 valid votes (but 70.28%)

    The first provisional results showed 596,775 invalid votes. Now down to 59,469? Hardly believable.

    Peter Mueller

  2. There are two mistakes here:

    – first 6,956,900 is not the number of valid votes but the turnout
    – second the number of invalid votes must be much higher, as shown in the first preliminary result, i.e. around 600’000

    This way you come to a number of valid votes of approx. 6,320,000 and subsequently this way only to a percentage for CPP of more than 77%.

    Peter Mueller