Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HRP-SRP: The opposition union fails

Kem Sokha during the press conference (Photo: Khmer Sthabna)

Tuesday 06 October 2009

By P.B.
Cambodge Soir Hebdo
Translated from French by Luc Sâr
Click here to read the article in French

Kem Sokha indicated that the Human Rights Party (HRP) and the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) did not succeed on agreeing on the conditions for a “merger.”

The union of the two opposition parties that are represented at the National Assembly could not be approved as planned, Kem Sokha, HRP president, announced during a press conference held at his home on Tuesday 06 October.

“No results were found during eight negotiation sessions between the working groups from both parties,” Kem Sokha added while indicating that he wished to see a clear position from the SRP on this issue.

Yim Sovann, SRP spokesman, confirmed that the alliance between the two parties is a not a priority.

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