Cambodian PM rejects opposition protest resignation call
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday rejected opposition calls for him to step down after thousands of protesters massed in the capital calling for fresh elections.
The strongman leader said that there would be "no re-election", dismissing opposition allegations that the July election was tainted by vote rigging.
An estimated 10,000 protesters, many waving Cambodian flags and banners, massed in a park in the capital Phnom Penh on Sunday, calling for another vote and for Mr Hun Sen's resignation.
It was the first such demand from the demonstrators, with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) party previously asking for an independent probe into the polls that extended Mr Hun Sen's nearly three-decade rule.