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Final Results Hand Cambodian Ruling Party Poll Win

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Cambodian workers look through a partition of a construction site below a banner which reads "Where is my vote" as supporters of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party gather in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Nearly 20,000 opposition supporters gathered Saturday in Cambodia's capital to cheer their leaders' demands for an investigation into alleged election irregularities, just a day before the victory of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party is to be ratified. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian workers look through a partition of a construction site below a banner which reads "Where is my vote" as supporters of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party gather in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Nearly 20,000 opposition supporters gathered Saturday in Cambodia's capital to cheer their leaders' demands for an investigation into alleged election irregularities, just a day before the victory of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party is to be ratified. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodia's election board says Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party is the winner in July's hotly disputed polls, rejecting opposition claims the elections were riddled with fraud.

The National Election Committee said Sunday Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party took 68 seats. The election board said the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party - CNRP - won 55 seats, significantly more seats than it has won in the past.

The opposition said it would have won more seats if the election had been fair.

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy insisted Sunday the election commission's announcement would not blunt the CNRP's efforts to overturn the poll, despite the official end of the appeal process.

On Saturday, nearly 20,000 opposition supporters demonstrated in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, in support of an investigation into alleged vote tampering and widespread voter disenfranchisement.
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