Cambodian general election, 1998

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Cambodian general election, 1998

← 1993 26 July 1998 2003 →

All 122 seats to the National Assembly
62 seats needed for a majority
Registered 5,395,595 Increase 13.2%
Turnout 5,057,679 (93.7%) Increase 4.2%

  First party Second party Third party
  Hun Sen.jpg Ranariddh 1990s.jpg Sam Rainsy.jpg
Leader Hun Sen Norodom Ranariddh Sam Rainsy
Party CPP FUNCINPEC SRP
Leader since 14 January 1985 February 1992 June 1995
Leader's seat Kandal Kampong Cham Kampong Cham
Last election 51 seats, 38.2% 58 seats, 45.5% Did not stand
Seats before 51 58 0
Seats won 64 43 15
Seat change Increase 13 Decrease 15 Increase 15
Popular vote 2,030,790 1,554,405 699,665
Percentage 41.4% 31.7% 14.3%
Swing Increase 3.1% Decrease 13.8% Increase 14.3%

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Prime Minister before election

Ung Huot
FUNCINPEC

Elected Prime Minister

Hun Sen
CPP

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General elections were held in Cambodia on 26 July 1998. The result was a victory for the Cambodian People's Party, which won 64 of the 122 seats. Voter turnout was 93.7%.[1]

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cambodian People's Party 2,030,790 41.4 64 +13
FUNCINPEC 1,554,405 31.7 43 –15
Sam Rainsy Party 699,665 14.3 15 +15
Democratic Party 90,000 1.8 0 0
Cambodian National Sustaining Party 71,093 1.4 0 0
Liberal Democratic Party for National Salvation 46,424 0.9 0 0
Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party 45,849 0.9 0 –10
Nationalist Party 37,308 0.8 0 0
Buddhist Liberal Party 32,959 0.7 0 0
Khmer Angkor Party 26,482 0.5 0 0
Cambodian Citizens' Party 23,713 0.5 0 0
Cambodian Unity Party 19,232 0.4 0 0
Republican Coalition Party 14,869 0.3 0 0
Liberal Democratic Party 14,088 0.3 0 0
Free Development Republican Party 13,780 0.3 0 0
Rally for National Solidarity 13,038 0.3 0 0
National Unification Party 11,089 0.2 0 0
National Restoration Party 10,451 0.2 0 0
Light of Freedom Party 8,395 0.2 0 0
Molinaka and Naktaorsou Khmer for Freedom 8,395 0.2 0 –1
Free Independent Democracy Party 3,938 0.1 0 0
Neutral Democratic Party of Cambodia 3,869 0.1 0 0
Free Republican Party 1,654 0.0 0 0
Molinaka and Naktaorsou Khmer for Freedom 8,395 0.2 0 –1
Twelve other parties 119,372 2.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 155,189
Total 5,057,679 100 122 +2
Registered voters/turnout 5,395,595 93.7
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p70 ISBN 0-19-924959-8