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Collection Cambodian Elections Web Archive

About this Collection

The Cambodian Elections Web Archive covers the 2013 and 2018 general elections, which saw Cambodians vote for representatives to the 125-seat National Assembly.

Historically, elections in Cambodia have been dominated by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). The closest competitor, and sometimes coalition partner in government, of the CPP has been the royalist United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCIPEC). From 2012 till its ban in 2017, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)—a merger of the Sam Rainsy Party and the Human Rights Party—emerged as a challenger to the CPP’s grip on power.

The 2013 elections were a close-run affair, with CPP winning by a slender margin, and CNRP coming a close second. There were widespread concerns about election irregularities. With the ban of CNRP in 2017, there was no credible opposition in the 2018 general elections, and CPP won all the seats contested. Websites in this archive include those by political parties, not for profit organizations, newspapers, and political advocacy groups.

Staff from the Library of Congress Jakarta Office and the Asian Division in Washington, D.C. selected the websites and reviewed the archived results.

Collection Period:
March 2013 to September 2013 and
May 2018 to August 2018

Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture weekly, with fewer targeted for capture monthly or once.

Languages: Collection material in English, with Central Khmer.