The Cambodian Ministry of Interior has allowed the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to hold a mass rally in the capital Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on August 26.

Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said the rally could take place as long as it ends by 6pm, the number of participants is not over 6,000 and people from other provinces do not join.

CNRP President Sam Rainsy earlier promised that the rally will not be a demonstration against the results of the general election and there will be no violence, adding that it will be a normal meeting between party leaders and supporters.

Cambodia held a general election on July 28. Initial results showed that the ruling Cambodian People's Party won 68 of the 123 parliamentary seats, with the CNRP taking the remaining 55 seats. However, Rainsy’s party has disputed this outcome.

The official election results are set to be released on September 8, according to the National Election Committee.-VNA