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Women's participation in politics and 2008 National Assembly elections

On 27 July 2008, Cambodia held national elections for the fourth legislature of the National Assembly. During the elections, 2,478 electoral candidates (1,162 titular candidate and 1,316 alternate candidates) competed to gain the 123 National Assembly (NA) seats. The final election results showed that only 5 political parties received support from the Cambodian people, winning NA seats: the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) with 90 seats; the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) with 26 seats; the Human Rights Party (HRP) with 3 seats; Funcinpec with 2 seats and the Norodom Ranariddh Party (NRP) with 2 seats. Among all 123 seats, the total number of elected female candidates was 27, equal to 22% of all elected MPs, all from the CPP and SRP.

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  • English
  • Elections
  • Government
  • Parliament
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
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The Committee for Free and Fair Elections (COMFREL) Address: # 138, St. 122, Teuk Laak I, Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: +855 23 88 41 50/12 942 017-9, Fax: +855 23 88 37 50 E-mail: or Website:

Author (corporate) COMFREL
Publication place Phnom Penh
Publisher COMFREL
Publication date 2009
Pagination 14
Date uploaded November 23, 2017, 17:55 (UTC)
Date modified November 25, 2017, 22:57 (UTC)