The 2018 Cambodia general election: By the numbers *updated

The 2018 Cambodia general election: By the numbers *updated
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As people around the world wax lyrical about the landslide result over the weekend that saw the ruling Cambodia People Party (CPP) secure all 125 seats in the Cambodia Parliament we thought we would take a look at what the numbers reveal for what is being termed a ‘sham election’.

To add some context we’ve also added figures from the last Cambodia general election in 2013, and last year’s 2017 Cambodia commune election. We’ll update these figures as new data becomes available.

In the meantime, while many people are making all sorts of unsubstantiated, factually challenged claims, this is what the figures say about the 2018 Cambodia general election.

9,675,453 — The number of Cambodians registered to vote in the 2013 Cambodia general election

8,380,217 — The number of Cambodians registered to vote in the 2018 Cambodia general election

7,865,033 — The number of Cambodians registered to vote in the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

7,533,147 — The total number of ballots cast in the 2018 Cambodia general election

7,107,395 — The total number of ballots cast in the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

6,946,164 — The total number of ballots cast

6,936,581 — The number of valid ballots cast in the 2018 general election

6,735,244 — The total number of ballots cast in the 2013 Cambodia general election

4,867,227  — The number of votes received by the Cambodia Peoples Party (CPP) in the 2018 Cambodia general election

3,92,974  —  The number of votes for the second highest scoring party across all provinces in the 2018 Cambodia general election

3,540,056 — The number of votes received by the CPP in the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

3,056,824 — The number of votes received by the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

596,775 — The number of invalid votes in the 2018 Cambodia general election

452.13 — The percentage increase in invalid votes between the 2013 Cambodia general election and the 2018 Cambodia general election

347.07 — The percentage increase in invalid votes between the 2017 Cambodia commune elections and the 2018 Cambodia general election

170,000 — The number of national observers monitoring the 2018 Cambodia general election

133,484 — The number of invalid votes recorded during the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

108,085 — The number of invalid votes recorded during the 2013 Cambodia general election

100,611 — The most number of invalid ballots in one province in the 2018 Cambodia general election; Phnom Penh

90,000 — The number of election observers from political parties monitoring the 2018 Cambodia general election

80,000 — The number of election observers from national associations and organisations monitoring the 2018 Cambodia general election

22,967  — The number of polling stations for the 2018 Cambodia general election

2023 — The year Cambodians will next go to the polls

500 — The number of foreign observers monitoring the 2018 Cambodia general election

125 — The number of seats in the Cambodia Parliament

125 — The number of seats won by the CPP in the 2018 Cambodia general election

90.37 — The percentage of the registered electorate who voted in the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

82.89  — The percentage of the registered electorate who voted in the 2018 Cambodia general election

70.17 — The percentage of valid votes cast for the CPP in the 2018 Cambodia general election

69.61 — The percentage of the registered electorate who voted in the 2013 Cambodia general election

68 — The number of parliamentary seats won by the CPP in the 2013 Cambodia general election

66 — The age of Prime Minister Hun Sen (August 5, 1952)

55.28 — The percentage of the Cambodia Parliament controlled by the CPP after the 2013 Cambodia general election

55 — The number of parliamentary seats won by the CNRP in the 2013 Cambodia general election

50.76 —  The percentage of the vote won by the CPP at the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

48.43 — The percentage of the vote won by the CPP at the 2013 Cambodia general election

44.27 — The percentage of the Cambodia Parliament controlled by the CNRP prior to its deregistration in 2017

44.46 — The percentage of the vote won by the CNRP at the 2013 Cambodia general election

43.83 — The percentage of the vote won by the CNRP at the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

33 — The number of years Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia

25  — The number of Cambodia provinces

20 — The number of political parties who competed in the 2018 Cambodia general election

17 — The number of polling stations where invalid votes outnumber valid ballots for the second placed candidate in the 2018 Cambodia general election

17 — The number of media organisation blocked by the government during the 2018 Cambodia general election

15 — The number of provinces where Funcinpec was the second ranked party in the 2018 Cambodia general election

14.59 — The highest percentage of invalid ballots in the 2018 Cambodia general election; Phnom Penh

8.60 — The percentage of invalid votes cast in the 2018 Cambodia general election

8 — Number of provinces where the League for Democracy Party (LDP) was the second ranked party in the 2018 Cambodia general election

6 — The number of elections since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991

5.22 — The percentage of votes cast for the second placed party across all provinces in the 2018 Cambodia general election

4.16 — The lowest percentage of invalid ballots in the 2018 Cambodia general election; Kep

1.88 — The percentage of invalid votes recorded during the 2017 Cambodia commune elections

1 — the number of provinces where Khmer Will Party (KWP) and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party (CIPDP) were each the second ranked party

0 — The number of seats won by opposition parties in the 2018 Cambodia general election

 

Figures sourced from official government announcements and media reports. Figures correct as at time of publication, but subject to change. Official figures for the 2018 Cambodia general election are expected to be announced on August 15, 2018.

 

This story was last updated at 12:27 on July 31, 2018

Additional data saw changes to the number of invalid votes recorded in the 2018 Cambodia general elections. Calculations affected have been updated and comprise the number of invalid votes and percentage figures relating to them

 

Feature photo Cambodia MoI/ Khuth Sao

 

 


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