Hun Sen Declares Election Win, as Opposition Calls for Investigation
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday appeared in public for the first time since Sunday's election, saying the ruling Cambodian People's Party was ready to begin negotiations with the opposition party over the formation of the National Assembly. "We're prepared and open to political discussions between parties that have won seats on the leadership of the National Assembly," he said. CPP officials have said they won the election, 68 to 55, but opposition leaders say they don't accept those numbers and that a high number of irregularities marred the election process. Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh.