(Phnom Penh): According to the result of the General Election 2013, if the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), a party holds parliamentary seats, is dissolved, two parties stand a chance to garner those seats.
Eight parties stood candidates in the general election 2013. Those eight parties are: 1) Nationalist Party, 2) FUNCINPEC Party, 3) Republican Party, 4) Cambodian People’s Party, 5) Khmer Party for Economic Development, 6) Poverty Alleviation Party, 7) Cambodian National Rescue Party, and 8) League for Democracy Party.
Among the eight standing candidates, two parties won the majority; Cambodian People’s Party (CPP): 68 seats, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP): 55 seats.
Converting into percentage, CPP won 48.93%, CNRP won 44.46%, FUNCINPEC won 3.66%, LDP won 1.03%, and other four parties did not earn a single percent.
According to the remarks of Samdech Hun Sen in the morning of October 11, 2017, if the CNRP is dissolved, there will be five more parties to replace the vacancy and two among them are expected to hold parliamentary seats.
In this sense, if the CNRP is dissolved, their 55 parliamentary seats are likely to be divided to League for Democracy Party and FUNCINPEC, according to the election result of the 5th parliamentary election.