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Navalny demands recount in Moscow mayoral race

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded a recount Monday in Moscow’s mayoral election after official results showed that the Kremlin-backed incumbent barely escaped facing a runoff with him. The Moscow Election Commission said Monday that former Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Sobyanin got just over 51 percent …

Cambodian opposition chief home to face standoff

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition leader returned from abroad Friday to lead his party’s challenge to last month’s election results. Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy’s return from the United States could accelerate resolution of the country’s political standoff, which many fear may lead to violent confrontations. …

Latest Cambodian vote results favor ruling party

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Final but unratified Cambodian election results released Monday reaffirmed the victory by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, angering the opposition, which said they should have been delayed until there was an impartial probe of alleged electoral irregularities. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party reiterated its …

Opposition inroads show Cambodia could be on a path to change – The Washington Post

IT IS not surprising that Cambodia’s opposition party rejected the outcome of Sunday’s parliamentary elections, despite a strong showing. The opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, declared, “There are too many irregularities, with far-reaching implications.” Election monitors reported that scores of people were turned away because their names were not on voter …

Cambodian opposition chief says elections unfair

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition leader has virtually acknowledged that his party will lose in Sunday’s general election, saying the polls are unfair but that his battle for democracy will go on. Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy told reporters Saturday that any gains his party makes …

Cambodia opposition leader loses bid to vote, run

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s national election body has rejected a late bid by the country’s opposition leader to register as a candidate and vote in next week’s general election. The National Election Committee said in a letter Monday to Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, …

Venezuela – Anger Over Colombian President’s Meeting With Opposition Leader – NYTimes.com

The Venezuelan government reacted angrily to a meeting on Wednesday between an opposition leader and President Juan Manuel Santos of neighboring Colombia. The foreign minister of Venezuela, Elías Jaua, threatened to terminate his nation’s role as a facilitator of peace talks between Colombia and that country’s largest rebel group. Mr. …