At a dissemination meeting with stakeholders on the election’s situation, Prach Chan said several provinces seeing 100% of the voters go to cast their ballots include Kampong Cham, Kandal, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Oddor Meanchey, Kep, and Koh Kong.

At a polling station in Cambodia

The election was conducted smoothly in a free and fair manner, he stressed.

Held every six years, the election for the Senate (the upper house) is by a non-universal suffrage as only members of the National Assembly (the lower house) and commune councilors across the Southeast Asian country are eligible to cast ballots.

The Senate has 62 seats, but the vote was held for 58 seats as two senators will be appointed by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and two others by the National Assembly.

Four political parties, namely the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the Khmer Will Party, FUNCINPEC Party, and National Power Party, ran in the election.

The preliminary result was announced on February 25 night.

Source: VNA