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Cambodian King enters political dispute

Update: September, 13/2013 - 12:10

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the leader of the opposition party, Sam Rainsy have been invited to a meeting chaired by King Norodom Sihamoni to try and find a solution to the post-election dispute.

The royal invitation was been sent to Hun Sen who is the deputy chairman the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and Sam Rainsy, the leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

The meeting will be held this weekend at the Royal Palace.

Hun Sen said he would attend the meeting with CPP leader Say Chhum and deputy PM and Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng.

The opposition party CNRP has not yet responded.

The general election announced by the country's National Election Committee (NEC) on September 8 showed the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) held 68 seats in the parliament while the CNRP has the remaining 55.

However, the opposition rejected the result and has threatened to hold more protests across the nation. — VNS

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