Diplomats, legal experts and political analysts all met in a forum in Phnom Penh Tuesday to discuss the implications of last year’s election and the ongoing political deadlock.
The two sides are trying to negotiate election reforms in a bid to break though a political impasse in place since July 2013 elections.
Both sides reached 14 points of agreements in three meetings this month that will be submitted to a national workshop for comment.
It is the first mass rally the opposition has held since brutal crackdowns in January that killed at least four people and injured dozens others.
Sam Rainsy said the “people’s congress” could see as many as 5,000 participants at Freedom Park.
Most political analysts say it is very likely Republicans will hold or add to their majority in the House, and have an excellent chance of gaining six additional seats they need to win majority in Senate.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he is prepared to call for more mass demonstrations if negotiations over election reform fail with the ruling party.
The country has seen fast economic growth in recent years, further strengthening his mandate, analysts say.
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The minister appeared to be addressing the opposition, which has said it will call for mass demonstrations if election reform is not enacted by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
Son Chhay, who is leading the negotiating team for the Rescue Party, said more talks will take place March 24.