ElectionGudie

July 27, 2003 Held

5,277,494
Voted
Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Election for Radhsphea Ney Preah Recheanachakr Kampuchea (Cambodian National Assembly)

Results

82%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,277,494
Valid Votes:5,168,837
Invalid Votes:108,657

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cambodian People's Party 73 2,447,259

47.35%

Sam Rainsy Party 24 1,130,423

21.87%

FUNCINPEC 26 1,072,313

20.75%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 123 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King Norodom SIHANOUK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister HUN SEN
  • Assembly: Cambodia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 61 seats and the National Assembly with 123 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the King.
  • In the Senate, 57 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 2 members are elected by the National Assembly to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 5-year terms. In the National Assembly 123 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Cambodian People's Party (CPP)
    • Leader: Chea SIM
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 73
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 64
  • Party: Sam Rainsy Party (SRP)
    • Leader: H.E. SAM RAINSY
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 24
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 15
  • Party: FUNCINPEC
    • Leader: Norodom RANARIDDH
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 26
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 43

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 12,901,217 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 6,341,834 ( 2003 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,638,808 (2003)

·         Is Cambodia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 October 1980)

·         Has Cambodia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (15 October 1992)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (National Assembly) (following elections in 2003)

·         Human Development Index Position: 143 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Cambodia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (1 October 2007)

·         Has Cambodia ratified CRPD: Yes (20 December 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,935,182 (est.)