The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the opposition, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), decided to meet negotiations again to hold talks to solve issues that have lingered since the election last year.

Speaking with the press, Chiem Diep, a CPP senior official, said the 12 senior officials of the two parties agreed to discuss the implementation of electoral reform on February 27.

Earlier, the two parties’ top officials met on February 18 to agree in principle to the creation of an equal joint-party commission to prepare a framework for electoral reform implementation in the future as well as facilitating people’s recommendations through social forums.

A political row between the CPP and CNRP has persisted since the July 2013. The election results showed that the CPP won 68 parliamentary seats against the 55 seats taken by the CNRP.

Claiming serious irregularities during the poll, the CNRP refused to accept the results and demanded the establishment of an independent committee to investigate the election outcome. It has boycotted parliament and held many protests demanding for a re-election, all rejected by the CPP.-VNA