Election results appealed by Cambodia's opposition
AFPPHNOM PENH--Cambodia's opposition party on Wednesday appealed against preliminary official election results that handed a narrow victory to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen despite allegations of widespread fraud.
August 15, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The results, released Monday by the National Election Committee (NEC), found the incumbent premier's long-ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) had edged the hotly disputed election, taking 3.2 million votes to the opposition's 2.9 million.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has rejected the results, demanding an independent probe into its allegation that the election was tarnished by massive vote-rigging.