|Cambodian Prime Minister and CPP President Hun Sen casts his vote at a polling station in Ta Khmau city, Kandal province (Photo: VNA)|
Vietnam congratulates Cambodia on successful election
Vietnam Plus | 30 July 2018
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan have sent congratulatory messages to their Cambodian counterparts Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Samdech Heng Samrin, respectively, on the successful election of the sixth National Assembly held on July 29.
The leaders of the Vietnamese government and lawmaking body congratulated Cambodia on the high rate of turnout, saying the election took place in a safe, free and fair manner, demonstrating the trust of Cambodian voters in the country’s development future.
They expressed their belief that Cambodia will soon have a new parliament and government to lead Cambodian people to gain more significant achievements in building a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation with rising position in the region and beyond.
PM Phuc and NA Chairwoman Ngan also affirmed that they believed the sound neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive, sustainable and long-standing cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia will be reinforced and strongly developed in the interest of the two peoples, thus making active contributions to the ASEAN Community, and to regional and global peace, stability, cooperation and development.
On the afternoon of July 29, PM Phuc made a phone call to PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen congratulating him and his Cambodian People’s Party on the good initial outcomes of the election.
The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent a congratulatory message to Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia.
Previously, the National Election Committee (NEC) announced Cambodia’s general election was a success with the voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent.
The figure is much higher than that of the previous election held in 2013, which was over 69.60 percent.
The election of the sixth National Assembly took place from 7am to 3pm on July 29.
National Police Chief of Cambodia Neth Savoeun said there was no violence during the election.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won some 4.2 million out of more than 6.8 million votes in the election, or 61.7 percent, according to the party.
The CPP was followed by the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) with over 560,000 votes, the National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC) with 326,000 votes, the League for Democracy Party (LDP) with 268,000 votes and Khmer Will Party (KWP) with 183,000 votes.-VNA