|Cambodia's general election was held on July 29 with voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent. (Source: VNA)|
Cambodia: NEC ends verification of election results
Vietnam Plus | 7 August 2018
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) said on August 7 that it had concluded the review and verification of the results of the general election on July 29.
The examination work lasted from August 3-6 with no flaws detected, according to the committee.
The committee set up a team to review and verify the election results after receiving 2,525 complaints.
It had previously announced Cambodia’s general election a great success with voter turnout estimated at 82.17 percent. The figure is much higher than that of the previous election held in 2013, which was just over 69.6 percent.
Twenty political parties contested in the general election. The NEC announced on July 30 that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won the most votes in the election, with more than 4.8 million or 76.78 percent.
The CPP was followed by the National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC) with 373,500 votes (5.88 percent); the League for Democracy Party (LDP) with 308,000 votes (4.86 percent); and the Khmer Will Party (KWP) with 212,000 votes (3.35 percent).
The remaining political parties received from more than 8,000 to 100,000 votes, or somewhere between 0.14 and 1.56 percent.
The NEC plans to announce preliminary results on August 11 and the official results on August 15 so long as there are no complaints raised.-VNA