Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 31 announced that his ruling
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is ready to talk with the opposition
Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) on the establishment of a new
parliament.

PM Hun Sen told reporters during his first public
appearance since the election that his Party has established a working
group, including Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime
Minister and cabinet minister Sok An, and Vice President of the Senate
Say Chhum to negotiate with the CNRP.

He said the CPP also
acclaims the establishment of a joint committee to investigate
allegations of irregularities during the election, adding that the
investigation must be carried out by the country’s National Election
Committee (NEC) with the participation of representatives from the
country’s political parties and the election observers.

The CPP’s action aims to not only create stability and peace for
Cambodia but also avoid conflicts and insecurities which are able to
endanger the country’s people and society.

According
to the initial unofficial results of the country’s poll on July 28, the
CPP won the victory with 68 parliamentary seats while the CNRP got the
remaining 55 seats.

However, the CNRP did not
recognise the results, claiming widespread fraud. It has also threatened
to stage demonstrations nationwide on August 4.-VNA

By vivian