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Election results questioned in Cambodia

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 00:59

July 29 - Opposition leaders reject general election results in Cambodia and call for inquiry. Julie Noce reports.

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Opposition leaders in Cambodia say they will not accept the results of the country's general election after the government declared victory for the ruling party. Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy wants an investigation into what he calls voter fraud and irregularities. (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION LEADER SAM RAINSY SAYING: "What we are interested in is to render justice to the Cambodian people. To ensure that the will of the Cambodian people will not be distorted or reversed as before." Sunday's parliamentary election results saw Prime Minister Hun Sen's CPP party win 68 seats to the opposition's 55. Even with their win, the CPP lost 22 seats to the opposition, a result analysts attribute to the merger of opposition parties and the return of exiled leader Sam Rainsy to lead it. Cambodian human rights groups have also said there were irregularities at the polls, although no specific incidents have yet been identified. .

Election results questioned in Cambodia

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 00:59

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