Cambodian opposition rejects Hun Sen election win
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia’s opposition on Monday rejected the claim of victory by the ruling party of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen in weekend elections, alleging widespread irregularities.
“The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) cannot accept the results of the fifth parliamentary election ... because the CNRP has found a lot of serious irregularities,” the party said in a statement.
It called for a committee representing the two main political parties, the National Election Committee, civil organisations and the United Nations to “be urgently established” to investigate complaints.
Mr Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) announced late Sunday it had taken an estimated 68 out of the 123 seats in the lower house.