Mass demonstrations throughout the country will be the final option for the opposition if its request for a joint committee to review election “irregularities” is not met, Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy said .
On Monday (July 29) at a press conference, CNRP president Sam Rainsy rejected the election results due to the gross irregularities prior to and during election day: “Fifteen per cent of voters – about 1.2 to 1.3 million – were unable to vote because of list irregularities. There were also about 1 million ghost names on the voter list and about 200,000 duplicate names.”
The people spoke loud and clear prior to election day amidst fear and intimidation that they want change. They not only spoke loudly, they acted loudly by going to the polls and exercised their legal right, and every indicator said they voted CNRP, despite the powerful CPP election machinery and threat of civil war.