When Information Minister Khieu Kanharith posted the preliminary results of the national election on his Facebook page Sunday night, the numbers showed a striking 17.7 percent drop in the seats held by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) from 90 to 68 in the 123-seat National Assembly. The more detailed results re*leased later Sunday night, however, told a slightly different story, with the ruling party’s vote dropping from 58.1 percent of total ballots cast to 49.2 percent—a comparatively less dra*matic drop of 8.9 percentage points. The difference between the two numbers was a testament to the fruits born
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