Cambodia's Ruling Party Wins Most Seats in Local Council Election

A voter puts her ballot paper in a ballot box during local council elections in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on May 26, 2024. Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua

PHNOM PENH -- The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won most of the seats in the municipal, provincial, town and district council elections for the fourth mandate on May 26, according to official results released by the National Election Committee on Tuesday.



Five political parties, the CPP, the Khmer Will Party, the Nation Power Party, the Funcinpec Party, and the Khmer National United Party, contested in the elections for a total of 4,200 council seats, including 559 municipal and provincial seats and 3,641 town and district seats.



The CPP received 504 municipal and provincial seats and 3,257 town and district seats, the results showed, and the Khmer Will Party got 47 municipal and provincial seats and 312 town and district seats.



The Nation Power Party won eight municipal and provincial seats and 69 town and district seats, while the Funcinpec Party gained two town and district seats, and the Khmer National United Party got only one district seat.



CPP's spokesperson Sok Eysan said the results clearly showed that the support for and confidence in the CPP remained strong at all levels.



"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 told Xinhua.



The non-universal elections were held once every five years.


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