There may be markedly fewer female lawmakers to be found in the next National Assembly, an analysis of preliminary election results suggests. If the next Assembly is seated according to the estimated seat count released by the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), and candidates are selected in the order they appeared on party lists, there will be just 15 female lawmakers: eight from the CPP and seven from the CNRP. That figure would amount to a 12.2 percent share of the total 123 parliamentary seats, and a decrease of 42 percent in female representatives
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