Cambodia’s ruling party claims victory in Senate election

With 55 of 58 seats won, ex-PM Hun Sen seen securing top post in upper house.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party said it captured 55 of the 58 seats contested in Sunday’s Senate election, saying the result was better than expected, citing preliminary unofficial results.


The other three seats were likely won by the Khmer Will Party, an opposition party affiliated with the disqualified main opposition Candlelight Party, the party said. Official results are expected to be announced by April.

Former Prime Minister Hun Sen is running with the ruling party of the government, currently led by his eldest son, Hun Manet. Hun Sen is all but assured of winning his seat and securing the top post in the upper house, according to the results.

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