July 28, 2013, midnight
Cambodian voters elected 123 members to the National Assembly on Sunday. Preliminary results show that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), led by Prime Minister HUN Sen, won 68 seats, maintaining their majority of seats in the National Assembly. The opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), led by SAM Rainsy, increased their seat total from 29 to 55. However, the CNRP is contesting the election results, claiming that there was widespread fraud and electoral irregularities, and that they were the winners of the election with 63 seats. Despite originally denying the CNRP’s request for an investigation into the results, on August 1, the Prime Minister stated he would welcome an investigation into the allegations of voting irregularities.