Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

The royalist FUNCINPEC Party of Cambodia on July 30 called for
the establishment of an independent committee to investigate
irregularities during the fifth general election, which took place on
July 28.

According to the initial results, the
party did not get even a single seat in the poll. Meanwhile, the
ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen
gained the victory with 68 parliamentary seats and the opposition
Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) got the remaining 55 seats.

The same day, CNRP leader Sam Rainsy sent his petition to the National
Election Committee (NEC) to set up a joint commission, including
representatives from political parties, the United Nations and civil
organisations, to look into election irregularities.

Earlier on July 29, Sam Rainsy threatened to call for a nationwide
demonstration to oppose the voting results. His party also organised a
press conference to announce its rejections to the outcomes.-VNA

By vivian