Cambodian Senate election, 2006

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Cambodian Senate elections, 2006

22 January 2006 2012 →

57 of the 61 seats to the Senate
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 97.24%

  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Chea Sim.jpg No image.svg No image.svg
Leader Chea Sim Unknown Kong Korm
Party CPP FUNCINPEC SRP
Seats before 31 21 7
Seats after 45 10 2
Seat change Increase 14 Decrease 11 Decrease 5
Popular vote 7,854 2,320 1,165
Percentage 69.19% 20.44% 10.26%

Senate President before election

Chea Sim
CPP

Elected Senate President

Chea Sim
CPP

Senate elections were held in Cambodia on 22 January 2006 to elect 57 of the 61 Senators of Cambodia. The result was a victory for the Cambodian People's Party which won 45 seats. The Funcinpec Party won 10 seats, and the Sam Rainsy Party won 2 seats.[1] This is the first Senate election in Cambodia since previous Senators were appointed by Parliament and the King.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cambodian People's Party 7,854 69.19
 
45 +14
FUNCINPEC 2,320 20.44
 
10 -11
Sam Rainsy Party 1,165 10.26
 
2 -5
Total 11,372 100 57
Registered voters/turnout 11,695 97.24
Source: IPU

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