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Cambodia: More than 80 percent of voters join general election

Voter turnout for Cambodia's general election on July 29 was 80.49 percent, the National Election Committee (NEC) said.

The figure is much higher than that of the previous election held in 2013, which was over 69.60 percent.

The election of the sixth National Assembly took place from 7am to 3pm on July 29.

National Police Chief of Cambodia Neth Savoeun said there were no violence during the election.

The same day, Cambodian Prime Minister and President of the Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen thanked voters for participating in the election.

Twenty political parties competed for 125 seats in the parliament. More than 8.38 million voters registered to join the election.

According to NEC, nearly 100,000 observers of the 20 participating political parties and 112 domestic social and civil organisations, as well as 500 international observers from 42 countries monitored the election. About 900 reporters, including close to 100 international reporters, came to Cambodia to cover the event.

NEC plans to announce preliminary results on August 11 and official results on August 15 in case of no complaints from political parties.