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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cambodian vote carries shades of U.S.-China struggle

by in Asia-Pacific.
Leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Sam Rainsy speaks to the media during a press conference in Phnom Penh on July 29, 2013. Cambodia's opposition on July 29 rejected the claim of victory by the ruling party of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen in weekend elections, alleging widespread irregularities.
Sam Rainsy speaks to the media in Phnom Penh on July 29, 2013. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday saw Cambodia’s government reject a Monday call from leading opposition figure Sam Rainsy for an impartial committee be formed to investigate the results of a weekend parliamentary election. Rainsy alleged major irregularities and said up to 1.3 million people could not vote.
This does not, however, change the fact that the nation’s opposition parties made a strong…

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