Commune/Sangkat Election 2012
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The map below displays data on both women candidates and women elected to commune councils in the 3 June 2012 Commune/Sangkat Elections. 10 political parties ran candidates lists in the elections the Cambodian People's Party ("CPP") , the Sam Rainsy Party ("SRP") , FUNCIPEC Party ("FCP"), the Norodom Rannaridh Party ("NRP"), the Human Rights Party ("HRP") , the League for Democracy Party ("LDP") , the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party ("APP"), the Khmer National Party ("KNP"), the Republic Democratic Party ("RDP"), and the Democratic Movement Party ("DMP"), with a total of 28,481 (25.65%) women candidates out of 111,056 total candidates. Of these, only 7 parties won seats in the elections. Women were elected to 2,038 seats, 17.79% of the total number of seat (11,459). The data below is taken from the National Election Committee ("NEC") .

Click on the tabs below to explore the data with regards either to candidate lists or to women elected to commune councils.
Scroll your mouse over each province to see general data for that province. Click on each province to see the number of women candidates, by parties, for that province.

Women Candidates by Province
Women Candidates by Parties


The graph shows the proportion of women candidates (expressed as a percentage of the total number of candidates) standing for election in the elections for each province. In six provinces, women constituted 30% or more of the total number of party candidates. The highest number of female candidates was found in Phnom Penh (38.3%) followed by Pailin (33.0%). At the bottom end, Kampong Speu (19.6%) and Takeo (20.8%) have the lowest share of female candidates of all 24 provinces.


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