Hun Sen reelected as the Prime Minister of Cambodia

Sep 9, 2013 14:30 IST

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen on 8 September 2013 was reelected to power after winning the Parliamentary Elections held on 28 July 2013. The National Election Committee (NEC) announced the results and declared Cambodian People’s Party as the winners with 68 seats. The NEC also declared that the opposition party, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) was successful in securing 55 seats.

The Prime Minister Hun Sen (61) has ruled the country for 28 years. With this win his rule has extended for a period of another five years in the country.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party got 48.79 percent of the votes and CNRP won 44.45 percent of votes. Other parties namely, Funcinpec Party and League of Democratic Party won 6.3 percent of votes (combined) with zero seats.

About Hun Sen
• His full honorary title is Samdech Akeak Moha Sena Padey Decho Hun Sen
• He was the leader of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister of Cambodia, since 1979, the time Khmer Rouge was overthrown by the Vietnamese-backing  
• With no single Party majority, the CPP Party has been in coalition with the Royalist Funcinpec Party

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