National Election Committee (NEC) on the morning of August 5 announced the official July 23 parliamentary election results, confirming that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) received 120 out of the 125 available seats in parliament.

Royalist party FUNCINPEC received the remaining 5 seats, one each in Kampong Cham, Kamong Thom, Kandal, Phnom Penh, and Prey Veng.

“This result is legally effective from the date this document is signed,” said NEC chair Prach Chan.

“The NEC secretariat has to communicate this decision to the wider public,” he added.

According to the NEC’s election results spreadsheet, a total of 8,214,430 voting papers were placed in ballot boxes, 440,154 of them spoiled. The CPP received 6,398,311 votes, while runners up FUNCINPEC received 716,490 votes.

The results reflected an 84.59 per cent turnout among the Kingdom’s 9,710,655 eligible voters.