Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 25 - At least approximately 2,300 Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials, an equivalent to nearly 50% of the CNRP members, has joined Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), according to Governor of Phnom Penh Capital City on Saturday evening.

He added that 2,289 CNRP officials has joined CPP, including lawmakers, deputy chiefs, councils and reserved candidates.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Sen extended the deadline for the former CNRP members to join CPP until November 26.

The announcement was made in an exclusive interview with Lim Cheavutha, CEO of Fresh News, on Thursday night.

PM Hun Sen has announced that former CNRP candidates, who lost the 4th Mandate of Commune Council Elections, can preserve these positions if they join the CPP by November 26.