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Cambodian opposition leader cries foul on eve of vote

Published on Jul 27, 2013 4:53 PM
 
Mr Sam Rainsy, president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, speaks during a news conference at the office in Phnom Penh on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Mr Rainsy on Saturday denounced signs of voter fraud on the eve of elections and labelled Prime Minister Hun Sen a coward for not allowing him to participate. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's opposition leader on Saturday denounced signs of voter fraud on the eve of elections and labelled Prime Minister Hun Sen a "coward" for not allowing him to participate.

Mr Sam Rainsy said his party had uncovered irregularities such as tens of thousands of duplicated voter names that would allow some people to cast ballots twice in Sunday's polls.

He also alleged that the ink used for voting could be washed off.

"We are going backward in terms of election fairness," Mr Rainsy told reporters.

 
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