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Cambodia

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
28.07.2013
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.07.2023

Candidates

The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
9,675,453
Votes Number of people who actually voted
6,735,244
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
69.61%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won 68 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly, 22 less than at the 2008 election. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP, see note), headed by opposition leader Sam Rainsy, nearly doubled its share, from 29 to 55 seats. The CNRP said it won the poll, claiming widespread irregularities. In 2009, Mr. Rainsy was sentenced to 11 years in jail in absentia on charges that included altering public documents. He was living in exile in France. The fact that he was not registered as a voter made him ineligible for the 2013 elections. Shortly before polling day, he received a royal pardon and returned to Cambodia. This reportedly boosted support for the CNRP, which pledged to work for the welfare of workers, raising the minimum monthly wage from US$ 80 to 150, and to provide a monthly pension of US$ 10 to the elderly. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Heng Samrin (CPP), urged voters to support the CPP, underscoring that Prime Minister Hun Sen would guarantee peace, political and social stability, and greater development. Mr. Hun Sen, 60, who has been in power since 1985, has said he wants to lead the country until he turns 74. Note: The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was officially registered in October 2012 following the merger of the Sam Rainsy Party and the Human Rights Party, which had won 26 and three seats respectively in the 2008 elections. Following the July 2013 elections, 55 opposition candidates-elect refused to take up their seats, demanding electoral reform and fresh elections. In July 2014, an agreement between the government and the CNRP opened the way for the CNRP members to take up their seats in the National Assembly in return for a promise of electoral reforms. Mr. Rainsy became a member of the National Assembly later in the same month, replacing another CNRP candidate-elect. The National Election Committee stated that Mr. Rainsy was eligible for a parliamentary seat because he had re-registered on the voter list in October 2013.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
98
Number of women elected
25

New legislature

First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
9