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Cambodian political rivals to hold fresh talks over deadlock

Published on Jul 21, 2014 6:57 PM
 
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy (centre) greets his supporters along a street in Phnom Penh on July 19, 2014. Cambodia's prime minister and the leader of the opposition are set for their first face-to-face talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, their parties have said, in a bid to jolt the kingdom from its political stasis. -- PHOTO: AFP 

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's prime minister and the leader of the opposition are set for their first face-to-face talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, their parties have said, in a bid to jolt the kingdom from its political stasis.

The opposition has boycotted parliament since elections last July, accusing the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of vote-rigging and calling for electoral reforms before fresh polls.

Strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet with Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the two parties late Sunday.

It will be their first meeting since September last year.

 
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