Cambodia's ruling party sweeps most votes in local council elections


The CPP won the most majority votes in the elections, gaining some 10,052 votes, or about 86 per cent of the total votes.

PHNOM PENH: The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) on Sunday (May 26) won the most votes in the municipal, provincial, town and district council elections for the fourth term, according to preliminary results released by the National Election Committee (NEC).

Five political parties, namely the CPP, the Khmer Will Party, the Nation Power Party, the Funcinpec Party and the Khmer National United Party, took part in the non-universal elections.

The preliminary results, issued by the NEC and announced one polling station by one polling station on the state-run TVK, showed that the CPP received most of the votes in the elections.

NEC's Chairman Prach Chan said 11,598 sitting commune chiefs and councillors, or 99.79 per cent of the 11,622 eligible voters, cast their ballots for 4,200 municipal, provincial, town and district councilors on Sunday.

"The elections were conducted smoothly with good security and order, and without any violence or intimidation," he said in a press conference at the conclusion of the elections.

"The elections were held in a free and fair manner based on the principle of liberal multi-party democracy," Chan added.

CPP's spokesperson Sok Eysan confirmed with Xinhua that based on the party's tally, the CPP won the most majority votes in the elections, gaining some 10,052 votes, or about 86 per cent of the total votes.

"This is another great success for the CPP after we won a landslide victory in the senate election in February 2024 and the general election in July 2023," he said.

According to the NEC, the official results will be publicised on June 8.

The municipal, provincial, town and district council elections are held once every five years. - Xinhua

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