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Live blog: Commune elections 2017

Publication date 04 June 2017 | 01:42 | ICT

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



  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

    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

    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

  • CNRP spokesperson Yim Sovann speaks to the press after the election results on Sunday at party headquarters in Phnom Penh.

    CNRP’s chiefs will keep campaign promises or quit, says Sovann

    Opposition spokesman Yim Sovann said yesterday that if any of the CNRP’s more than 400 new commune chiefs who won office on Sunday cannot follow through on the party’s campaign pledges, they will “give up” their positions.