Cambodia’s ruling party sweeps local polls

Cambodia’s ruling party has scored a landslide victory in the commune council elections that were held on June 5.

The National Election Committee announced on Sunday that the Cambodian People’s Party candidates now hold the chair positions of 1,648 commune councils from a total of 1,652.

The ruling party, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, also won more than 80 percent of the local council seats. The main opposition Candlelight Party won fewer than 20 percent.

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