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The Cambodian People’s Party won 70 percent of the country’s 1,646 commune councils at yesterday’s elections, according to unofficial results published by a government-aligned media outlet – a marked drop from the 97 percent it won in 2012 but one far smaller than the opposition had been hoping to inflict.

Sun, 25 June 2017

Breaking: Final NEC commune elections results released

The final results from the National Election Committee for the June 4 commune elections show the Cambodian People’s Party taking 1,156 communes to the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s 489 communes, ending the more than month-long lo

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.
Mon, 19 June 2017

Late-filed complaints discarded by the NEC

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a statement.

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Tue, 13 June 2017

NGOs claim 95 percent result count accuracy

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount process for contested communes yesterday, an election watchdog coalition announced it

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.
Tue, 13 June 2017

Carving Tbong Khmum from Kampong Cham may see CPP gain assembly seat

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking place in what was then the Kingdom’s most populous province.

Fri, 9 June 2017

Spinning the poll results

Already looking ahead to 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen has told his Cambodian People’s Party that had Sunday’s commune elections been a national election, they would have won even more National Assembly seats than they did in 2013.

Fri, 9 June 2017

Smooth elections a sound strategy – at least for now

Sunday’s election day saw a handful of CNRP voters temporarily detained, 12 independent election observers illegally booted from their polling

Opposition leader Kem Sokha greets supporters during a CNRP campaign rally yesterday in Prey Veng province. Facebook
Thu, 8 June 2017

CPP’s political grudge? Purported memo suggests cutting funds to CNRP-aligned communes

Opposition leader Kem Sokha yesterday visited Kandal’s Sa’ang and Koh Thom districts, where his party won large at Sunday’s commune elections, mocking in a public speech a purported ruling party document that requests funding to the

Police officials attempt to make their way through a protest by workers against Universal Apparel Cambodia yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Thu, 8 June 2017

Union reps suspended after more than a thousand strike in election day pay row

Ten union representatives were yesterday suspended from the Southland garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district after more than a thousand workers went on strike to protest the factory’s decisions about time taken off fo

James Ricketson, 68, is questioned by officials on Saturday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied
Thu, 8 June 2017

Filmmaker held without charge

An Australian filmmaker was hauled in for questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday over allegations potentially relating to his filmin