Cambodian opposition claims election majority
PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodia's opposition party has escalated its challenge to the country's election results, claiming it won a majority of National Assembly seats.
The ruling party earlier made its own claim of victory in the Sunday polls.
Mr Yim Sovann, spokesman for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, said on Wednesday that based on reports from party workers and election observers, his party had won at least 63 of the assembly's 123 seats. Party leader Sam Rainsy made the same claim late on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party had earlier claimed that it had won 68 seats to the opposition's 55. Provisional official results support the ruling party's projection.