ElectionGudie

July 27, 2008 Held

6,111,210
Voted
Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

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

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,111,210
Valid Votes:6,111,210
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cambodian People's Party 90 - 3,492,374

58.11%

Sam Rainsy Party 26 - 1,316,714

21.91%

Human Rights Party 3 - 397,816

6.62%

Norodom Ranariddh Party 2 - 337,943

5.62%

National United Front for an Independent, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia 2 - 303,764

5.05%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 123 seats in the National Assembly (Radhsphea Ney Preah Recheanachakr Kampuchea)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King NORODOM Sihamoni
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister HUN Sen
  • Assembly: Cambodia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 61 seats and the National Assembly (Radhsphea Ney Preah Recheanachakr Kampuchea) with 123 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary by the monarch.
  • In the Senate, 57 members are elected by indirect 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 (Radhsphea Ney Preah Recheanachakr Kampuchea) 123 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats 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: 90
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 73
  • Party: SAM Rainsy Party (SRP)
    • Leader: SAM Rainsy
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 26
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 24
  • Party: National United Front for an Independent, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC)***
    • Leader: KEO Puth Ramsey
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 2
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 26
  • Party: Norodom Ranariddh Party (NRP)
    • Leader: NORODOM Ranariddh
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 2
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Human Rights Party (HRP)*****
    • Leader: KEM Sokha
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0

*** FUNCINPEC leader Prince NORODOM Ranariddh was ousted from the party in 2006. He has since formed his own party, the NORODOM Ranariddh party, and is contesting this election from his exile in Malaysia
***** Human Rights Party is a new Party founded in 2007.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 14,241,640 (July 2008 )
  • Registered Voters: 8,125,529 (July 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,156,505 (2008)

·         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: 20 (National Assembly) (following elections in 2008)

·         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: 2,136,246 (est.)