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Official vote tally offers no surprises

The commune election results gathered by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on the night of the June 3 vote match the exact numbers released by the National Election Committee yesterday.

The CPP will take control of 1,582 of the 1,633 communes, positioning it to sweep to another victory in the National Assembly vote on July 28 next year.

Tep Nytha, secretary general of the National Election Committee, said the CPP had won 72 per cent of the total 11,459 commune seats.

Main opposition Sam Rainsy Party scored 18 per cent.

The NEC will send the list of winning candidates to the Ministry of Interior today.

Candidates will take up their positions 14 days after that.

The Human Rights Party issued a statement yesterday reaffirming that the newcomer opposition party will boycott the forthcoming national elections next year unless there’s improvement to NEC’s election procedure.

The party, which scored 18 commune chief positions, said the election procedure was too complicated.

To contact the reporter on this story: Vong Sokheng at sokheng.vong@phnompenhpost.com

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