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Cambodian opposition said to be seeking compromise with PM

Published on Jan 15, 2014 7:08 PM

PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) – Cambodia’s opposition has been in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen to find a deal to end the political crisis caused by last year’s disputed general election and a compromise may be near, two analysts briefed on the matter said.

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his deputy, Kem Sokha, had written to Hun Sen via a mediator seeking a “compromise for national reconciliation”, independent analysts Kem Ley and Heang Rithy told Reuters on Wednesday.

“I have seen a letter that Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had written to Prime Minister Hun Sen, outlining four points,” said Heang Rithy, president of the Cambodian National Research Organisation.

Hun Sen, who has been in power for 28 years, was returned to power in an election last July that the opposition called fraudulent.

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