Cambodia’s government rejected calls from the U.S. and European Union despite concerns of irregularities in Sunday’s election. Riots immediately broke out in the streets of Cambodia after allegations of the massive voter fraud.
The Cambodian government has claimed victory in Sunday’s national election indicating that longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen will extend his 28-year rule despite a strong challenge from a rejuvenated opposition.
Unooficial results from Sunday’s voting showed the opposition capturing 55 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party won 68 seats, or a majority of 55 percent according to reports.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has been in power for 28 years and will likely continue for another five with his election despite protestors who erupted in the streets.
According to press release, “The EU hopes that any dispute addressed to the National Election Committee and the established judicial mechanisms will be dealt with fairly and swiftly,” it said in a statement.