Cambodia opposition urges King to resolve poll dispute
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's opposition party has called on the nation's king to resolve a festering dispute over elections in July which saw strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen retain power.
Preliminary official poll results handed incumbent Hun Sen's long-ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) victory, dismaying the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who allege massive vote-rigging.
The CNRP, which has so far unsuccessfully demanded an independent probe into the election, has said thousands of its supporters will protest peacefully on Saturday in the one of the largest opposition demonstrations for a decade.
Final poll results are expected to be announced by September 8 after which there will be no further legal challenges available to the CNRP.