Officials cite efforts to crack down on bribery and cheating as the main reason for the disappointing result.
The move shows that a power sharing deal has not extended to voting in parliament.
The appointment follows a deal between the ruling and opposition parties in July.
Many areas are flooded, while others are left without adequate water for crops.
The new move comes as landless villagers attempt to march on his residence to highlight their plight.
The trio had been detained for their alleged role in a violent protest.
A trade union says factories are lax on safety regulations.
LICADHO says refusal to let families visit the detained opposition party youth leaders violates basic rights.
Cambodian parliament president expresses ‘regret’ to Vietnamese PM.
Vietnam had demanded the protesters be punished for the act.
Cambodian protesters had demanded an apology from Hanoi over an embassy statement.
The protest comes ahead of legislative chief Heng Samrin's visit to Hanoi next week.
The two sides will meet next week to hash out the changes.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says mutual respect is needed for the country’s progress.
International tribunal delivers historic verdict against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea.
The public protest site in the Cambodian capital has been closed for the last seven months.
The 55 lawmakers end a 10-month boycott of the legislature.
The CNRP accuses the ruling CPP of manipulating courts for political gain.
The move is dismissed as a ‘political show’ by the CNRP number two leader.