In his closing address at a two-day National Election Committee (NEC) conference in Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng told the opposition CNRP to end its boycott of the National Assembly, but emphasized that neither an independent investigation into July’s disputed election nor a reshuffling of the NEC would be forthcoming. The CNRP’s 55 elected lawmakers are boycotting the National Assembly as they continue to insist on an independent investigation and reform of the NEC as preconditions to taking their seats, leaving the CPP’s 68 lawmakers to sit alone in government. The CNRP’s election complaints
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