Cambodian prime minister, opposition in second day of talks
PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodian strongman Hun Sen met leaders of the country's main opposition party again on Tuesday, the second day of crucial talks aimed at finding a way out of the country's post-election deadlock.
After demonstrations over the weekend triggered clashes with security forces that left one man dead and at least 10 people wounded, the political rivals met on Monday and found rare common ground. But the meeting failed to resolve the opposition's key demand for an independent probe of election irregularities they say cost them the July vote.
The crisis is proving to be one of the biggest challenges yet to the rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power for nearly three decades.
The opposition has called for a boycott of parliament's first session on Sept 23. Three days of protests in the capital are due to end Tuesday evening, but the opposition has threatened to stage more.