Cambodia held its general election on July 28, with the results showing that the CPP won 68 seats while the CNRP
Political row between the Hun Sen's CPP and the Sam Rainsy's CNRP
has simmered since the July election results showed that the CPP won 68 parliamentary seats against 55 seats for the CNRP
wants to find a peaceful solution to the dispute and to ensure that the next elections will be free and fair.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Sunday the Cambodia National Rescue Party, or CNRP
, is not interested in talks with Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party, or CPP, until there is an independent investigation of alleged election irregularities.
He acknowledged challenges ahead, but said Hun Sen is ready to carry out "in-depth reforms" over the next five years, promote reconciliation with the CNRP
and woo opposition supporters to support the CPP in the future.
The election results showed that the ruling Cambodian People's Party won 68 parliamentary seats against 55 seats for the CNRP
The official results of the election gave 68 seats in the National Assembly to the CPP and the remaining 55 to the CNRP
Sam Rainsy already informed the king that the CNRP
cannot accept the serious irregularities before and after the election.
Talks between the two parties have gone nowhere and a meeting on Saturday at the Royal Palace between King Norodom Sihamoni, Hun Sen and CNRP
leader Sam Rainsy resulted in no breakthrough.
The election results showed that the ruling Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won 68 parliamentary seats against 55 seats for the CNRP
We support former senior State Department Rights official, Lorne Craner, who recommended the US government to avoid high-level contacts with the Cambodian government until it resolves its dispute with the main opposition party, CNRP
, which is boycotting the Parliament and pressing its demand for an independent investigation into election irregularities of July 28, 2013.
We also welcome the news that the eight detained CNRP
members and members of the National Assembly who were arrested following a violent confrontation with security forces have now been released.