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An Election Night, Inside Opposition Headquarters

As all twelve parties Sunday night were collecting nationwide results of the June 4 commune elections, VOA was interviewing key officials of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party inside the party’s headquarters in Phnom Penh. Party spokesman and National Assembly member Yim Sovann said during a Facebook Live interview that the opposition had won about 500 commune offices nationwide, an increase from a mere 40 in 2012. There are approximately 1,640 communes across Cambodia.
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CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann talks in a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 commune elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer) 
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CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann talks in a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 commune elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer) 

Cambodia National Rescue Party’s President Kem Sokha talks to VOA journalists at around 10 p.m. on June 4, 2017 as the results of 2017 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Cambodia National Rescue Party’s President Kem Sokha talks to VOA journalists at around 10 p.m. on June 4, 2017 as the results of 2017 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Cambodia National Rescue Party’s President Kem Sokha talks to VOA journalists at around 10 p.m. on June 4, 2017 as the results of 2017 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Cambodia National Rescue Party’s President Kem Sokha talks to VOA journalists at around 10 p.m. on June 4, 2017 as the results of 2017 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann talks in a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann talks in a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann shows the stain of a voting ink on his figure during a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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CNRP’s spokesperson Yim Sovann shows the stain of a voting ink on his figure during a Facebook live show with VOA Khmer as results of the June 4 Commune Elections were coming in. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

A portrait of former CNRP’s President Sam Rainsy is displayed at the main gate of the party’s headquarters as VOA journalists pass by during the election night of June 2, 2017. Mr. Rainsy once announced that the June 4 commune elections results could lead his return from exile. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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A portrait of former CNRP’s President Sam Rainsy is displayed at the main gate of the party’s headquarters as VOA journalists pass by during the election night of June 2, 2017. Mr. Rainsy once announced that the June 4 commune elections results could lead his return from exile. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party are busy collecting nationwide results of the 2017 commune elections from earlier in the day, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party are busy collecting nationwide results of the 2017 commune elections from earlier in the day, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party are busy collecting nationwide results of the 2017 commune elections from earlier in the day, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party are busy collecting nationwide results of the 2017 commune elections from earlier in the day, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. (Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

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