Cambodian PM's party wins all 125 parliamentary seats in recent election: official results

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-15 22:09:47|Editor: zh
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PHNOM PENH, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won all 125 parliamentary seats in the recent general election, according to the National Election Committee (NEC) official results released on Wednesday evening.

The results were announced on the state-owned National Television of Cambodia.

"Yes, the CPP won all 125 parliamentary seats," NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom told Xinhua.

Twenty political parties contested in the sixth general election on July 29. The NEC said the CPP garnered 4.88 million votes, or 76.84 percent, of the total valid votes.

In the 2013 election, the CPP earned only 68 seats.

In a speech to thousands of garment factory workers on Wednesday morning in Phnom Penh's western suburb, Hun Sen expressed his profound gratitude to people for overwhelmingly supporting the CPP.

The prime minister said the landslide victory truly reflects the confidence of the people in the leadership of the CPP, which has led the country for nearly 40 years.

Hun Sen will continue to lead the government for another five years through the triumph.

He said a new parliament and a new government will be formed on Sept. 5 and 6, respectively.

Meanwhile, the prime minister said that in the new term government, he will hold regular consultation forums with other political parties in order to seek constructive ideas for national development.