Cambodian election board ratifies ruling party win
PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodia's state election board has ratified the victory of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, rejecting opposition claims that the polls were unfair.
The results announced on state television on Sunday morning handed 68 National Assembly seats to Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party and 55 to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Although the results have now been settled by the announcement from the National Election Committee, there is no sign there will be an immediate lessening of the political tension that has wracked the country since the contentious polls.
The opposition has contested the outcome of the July 28 election, saying it would have won the majority of seats had the election been fair, but its legal challenges were rejected. It had threatened street protests and a boycott of the assembly unless until its demand for an independent probe of alleged election irregularities was met.