Phnom Penh (FN), June 1 – The National Election Committee (NEC)'s preliminary result on third mandate councils election released this Saturday, first of June, indicated that the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won 550 seats among the total 559; Khmer National United Party (KNUP) won six seats and FUNCINPEC two seats respectively.

NEC secretary-general Tep Nytha stated Saturday that the remaining one seat of Siem Reap province is yet decided due to equal votes. The seat will allocated through the lucky draw after all the complaints are settled.

Cambodia’s third mandate councils election was held on 26 May 2019 from 7 a.m until 3 p.m. The NEC claimed that elections were free, fair and transparent and that the electoral campaign went smoothly, without violence or complaints, from May 17 to May 24.

At least, seven councilors among 11,572 eligible commune and sangkat councilors were absent. One of them had an accident, NEC vice-chairman Nuth Sokhom said late Sunday, 26 May.

According to the NEC, Cambodia has 559 posts of capital and provincial councilors, and 3,555 seats of municipal, district and Khan, and 11,572 eligible commune and sangkat councilors to vote at 203 polling stations nationwide.

NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom said seven political parties – Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the Khmer National United Party (KNUP), FUNCINPEC, the Cambodian Nationality Party (CNP), the Khmer Youth Party (CYP), the Khmer Will Party (KWP), and the Khmer Republican Party (KRP) – registered for the election, and that over 1,000 from groups such as the Union of Youth Federations in Cambodia and NGOs registered to observe.

Below is the preliminary result on nationwide third mandate councils election 2019: