Cambodian ruling party claims election victory
PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen won Sunday's election, taking 68 seats to the main opposition party's 55, the government spokesman said, announcing a much-reduced majority for the ruling party.
Khieu Kanharith, who is also information minister, gave the figures on his Facebook page and said it was the final count.
The National Election Committee (NEC) has not published figures but was expected to give a partial count later in the day.
Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said earlier his party had won the election but then withdrew the statement. No explanation was given.