There are 1,621 Communes/Sangkats in Cambodia. Each Commune Council is composed of 5 to 11 members depending on demography and geography, elected through a proportional system where nationally registered political parties can compete by presenting a list of candidates of at least twice the number of seats in each Commune. There are no independent candidates.
The first commune-level election was held in February 2002. The latest one was held in April 2007.
Cambodia's first Senate Election was held on January 22, 2006.
2 Senators were nominated by the King and 2 were elected by the National Assembly of Cambodia. The rest were elected by commune councillors.
2007-04-01 Commune Councils Election Results
|Political Parties||Male Commune Councils Members||Female Commune Councils Members|
|Sam Rainsy Party||2,411||249|
|Norodom Ranariddh Party||414||11|
|Hang Dara Democratic Movement Party||1||0|
|Total||9,691 (85.36%)||1,662 (14.64%)|
2012 Commune Council elections
2010-03-06 Commune Councils Election Results
- Promoting Women's Participation In Decision Making At the commune level in Cambodia - by the World Bank (PDF)
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