State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday a “transparent review” of reported irregularities in the July election would help address “flaws” in Cambodia’s electoral process. She also said it would give Cambodians “greater confidence in their electoral system.” Donors Should Press for Genuine Dispute Resolution Process
September 10, 2013
Human Rights Watch
The National Election Committee has doused even the slimmest hope that thousands of electoral irregularities would be investigated in a serious and impartial manner. The ruling party controlled every aspect of the electoral process and deprived the people of Cambodia of a free and fair election.
Nation 10.9. Đánh giá, đối lập ở cpc sẽ không ngừng gia tăng thanh thế và uy tín. By accepting the election results, Sam Rainsy and the CNRP can now begin to rock Hun Sen’s boat even harder. They can now more confidently scrutinise and vote against government policies. The opposition has enough votes to request extraordinary sessions of parliament, to call for closed sessions, to ask high-ranking officials to clarify key issues and to request deliberation of motions to censure or dismiss any members of the cabinet. With this newly gained power, the opposition now possesses far stronger check-and-balance power against Hun Sen’s executive branch.
If Sam Rainsy does not really want executive power, as he has said, then working as a forceful and effective opposition leader is not a bad choice in his career at this stage. As the opposition gathers strength, he might later change his mind about taking the helm
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