Talks between the CPP and the CNRP to end a nearly six-month post-election political impasse have stalled after the ruling party’s refusal to discuss the possibility of a mid-term election, CNRP President Sam Rainsy said Tuesday. “At the beginning, there seems to be an agreement that the CPP would accept that idea, of an early election,” Mr. Rainsy said. “We thought there was such a possible understanding, but what we have received recently [from the CPP] …has smashed that hope.” Mr. Rainsy said the opposition party was told by Funcinpec Secretary-General Nhiek Bun Chhay, who is also a
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