Monday, 28 July 2008

Hun Sen's party wins 73pc of Cambodian parliament seats

(07-28 15:39)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, a former communist who has ruled for two decades, expanded his majority in yesterday's election, winning 73 percent of parliamentary seats according to unofficial results.

Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party won 90 of 123 seats, up from 73 in the previous election five years ago, said Khan Keo Mono, a spokesman for the National Election Committee.

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy's party, named after himself, won 26 seats, two more than he won in 2003. Three parties split the remaining seven seats.


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