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Cambodia: ruling party declared winner

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Cambodia’s election committee on Sunday handed victory to the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, ending the legal avenues open to the opposition. The country has been stuck in a political impasse since the July poll, with the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Mr. Hun Sen claiming victory despite vociferous calls from opposition leader Sam Rainsy for a probe into the alleged ballot fraud.

The election authority confirmed that the CPP won 3.2 million votes to take 68 seats nationally; the CNRP’s 2.9 million, which took 55 seats.. While the CPP hailed the announcement, Mr. Rainsy rejected the tally, insisting that the loss would not blunt his party’s efforts. — AFP.


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