By 8 p.m. on the day of the July 28 election, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith was declaring victory for Prime Minister Hun Senís CPP with 68 seats to the oppositionís 55. In the days that followed, preliminary results released by the National Election Committee (NEC) arrived at the same 68-55 outcome, but the NEC is now imploring the public to ignore any talk of those tallies for fear of creating social instability. On Monday, the NEC released a statement, admonishing political parties and social and mainstream media outlets for publishing the unofficial election results and saying that such
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