ElectionGudie

July 27, 2008 Confirmed

8,125,529
Registered to Vote
Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Election for Cambodian Senate

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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 )