With 98% Reporting, CPP Wins 120 Seats, Funcinpec Returns to Parliament

The royalist Funcinpec is expected to reenter the National Assembly, according to preliminary results published by the NEC, with the Cambodian People’s Party maintaining its dominance with 120 parliamentary seats.

Results from Sunday’s election show the CPP winning 82.3% of the votes as of Monday morning, giving them 120 seats in the National Assembly.

Funcinpec will have 5 National Assembly members from Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Kandal and Phnom Penh.

This would mean new Funcinpec president Norodom Chakravuth, who is the son late Prince Norodom Ranariddh, would be a Phnom Penh lawmaker. Party spokesperson Nhoeun Raden would represent the party from Kampong Cham if it does not change the order of its candidate lists.

This would be the first time Funcinpec members have been elected to seats in the National Assembly since the 2008 election. Funcinpec was handed 41 seats when the NEC reallocated Cambodia National Rescue Party seats in 2017, after the opposition party was dissolved by the Supreme Court.

No other party came close to winning seats with the other royalist party, Khmer National United Party, mustering only 1.7% of the vote, followed by Cambodia Youth Party and the Dharmacracy Party who were the only other parties to get more than 1% of the vote.