Cambodia's PM Hun Sen meets head of opposition over poll dispute
PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodia's long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen and the head of its main opposition party are holding their first face-to-face meeting in years in a bid to find a way out of the country's current political stalemate over a disputed election.
The opposition says it would have won had the vote been fair and has threatened to boycott Parliament's first session on Sept 23 unless an independent committee investigates its claims of widespread voting irregularities.
The government has rejected the demands.
Saturday's meeting between Mr Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy was called by King Norodom Sihamoni, and is being held at the Royal Palace in the capital, Phnom Penh.