National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha reiterated Thursday that the NEC had no authority to establish a joint-party investigation into alleged irregularities during Sundayís national election, while opposition leader Sam Rainsy said he would now seek an investigation outside the NEC. Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the ruling CPP would be open to participating in a joint investigation into irregularities with the opposition CNRP if the NEC responded to calls to establish one. Mr. Nytha said that the NECís authority to examine complaints regarding election irregularities only allowed it to do so alone, and that
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